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Mister Pittsburgh
01-20-2012, 01:57 PM
Joe Lombardi

Joe Lombardi enters his fifth season with the Saints and third as quarterbacks coach after having served as an offensive assistant the first two years.

Last season under Lombardi’s guidance, Drew Brees was selected to his fifth Pro Bowl and became only the second NFL passer to have five straight seasons with 4,000 yards after finishing with 4,620 passing yards, second only to his 5,069 yard total in 2008. Brees also finished with 33 touchdowns passes for his fourth consecutive season of 30 or more touchdowns.

In Lombardi’s first season as quarterbacks coach in 2009, Brees enjoyed a banner campaign, completing 363-of-514 passes for 4,388 yards with 34 touchdowns, setting new career-highs with an NFL record 70.6 completion percentage and a league-leading 109.6 passer rating.

In his previous position, he was heavily involved in the preparation of the quarterbacks and passing attack as well, having worked closely with offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. Lombardi also stepped in for a brief stint as the running backs coach near the end of 2008.

He arrived in New Orleans with extensive coaching experience on both sides of the ball, most recently serving as defensive assistant for the Atlanta Falcons in 2006. While in that role, Lombardi worked with a defensive line that combined for 25.5 sacks.

Bringing game-planning and play-calling experience to his position, he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2002-05 at Mercyhurst College, also serving as recruiting coordinator.

Lombardi coached tight ends and running backs for the New York/New Jersey Hitmen of the XFL. In 2000, he tutored the defensive line and served as strength & conditioning coordinator at Bucknell University.

He coached both the tight ends and tackles at the Virginia Military Institute in 1999, and Lombardi opened his coaching career at the University of Dayton, where he was responsible for the defensive line from 1996-98. The Flyers won 20-straight games during his tenure.

Lombardi – the grandson of legendary coach Vince Lombardi – is a 1994 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned three letters as a tight end and one in lacrosse. Lombardi and his wife, Molly, have five children: sons Joseph, Thomas and Dominic and daughters Maria and Bernadette.

Tom Clements
Biography

•Joined Packers Jan. 29, 2006.
•Possesses 19 years of coaching experience, including two seasons as an NFL offensive coordinator.
•Prior to Green Bay, spent 10 seasons coaching quarterbacks under some of the game’s most successful coaches, including Bill Cowher, Mike Ditka and Lou Holtz.
•Played 12 years in the Canadian Football League at quarterback and was a seven-time divisional all-star and two-time Grey Cup champion; was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 1994.
•An All-American at Notre Dame in 1974, he finished fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting that year.
•Practiced law for five years before beginning coaching career.


Tom Clements, entering his 19th season in the coaching profession, is in his sixth year as Green Bay’s quarterbacks coach.

Now in his 15th overall NFL season, Clements was named to his position Jan. 29, 2006, by Head Coach Mike McCarthy. Familiar with the role, Clements also served as quarterbacks coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers (2001-03), Kansas City Chiefs (2000) and New Orleans Saints (1997-99).

In Green Bay, Clements’ extensive tutelage of Aaron Rodgers has paid dividends, as Rodgers became the first QB in league history to throw for at least 4,000 yards in each of his first two seasons as a starter, and he narrowly missed a third straight 4,000-yard season in 2010 with 3,933 yards despite missing 1½ games due to a concussion. In 47 career regular-season starts, Rodgers has topped the 100 mark in passer rating 25 times, thrown for 300 yards or three touchdowns 14 times each, and posted 10 games with three TDs and no interceptions, the most in NFL history by a quarterback within three seasons of his first start.

Rodgers became the first quarterback in franchise history to record a 100-plus passer rating in consecutive seasons, with a 101.2 passer rating in 2010. He had a career-best 65.7 completion percentage last season, finished third in the league in passer rating (101.2) and second in average gain (8.26), and added a trio of three-touchdown outings in the postseason, including one against Pittsburgh that earned him Super Bowl XLV MVP honors.

Clements has also tutored backup QB Matt Flynn, a seventh-round choice of the Packers in 2008. Flynn started his first career game in 2010, opening in place of an injured Rodgers at New England in Week 15, and became the first Green Bay QB to throw three TD passes in his first career start since Anthony Dilweg posted the same number vs. the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 9, 1990.

In 2009, Rodgers’ 4,434 passing yards fell just 25 yards short of topping Lynn Dickey’s 1983 franchise record and ranked fourth in the league. He also ranked fourth in the NFL in TD passes (30) and passer rating (103.2), and first in interception percentage (1.29) in earning his first Pro Bowl bid. The passer rating sits second in franchise history to Bart Starr’s 105.0 mark in 1966.

Rodgers’ first 4,000-yard season in 2008 gave the Packers 4,000-yard passers in consecutive seasons for just the second time in team history, and for the first time in league history those back-to-back 4,000-yard passers were different QBs.

The previous two seasons, in addition to tutoring Rodgers as the backup and heir apparent, Clements oversaw a mini-renaissance of Brett Favre’s career. In 2006, Favre reduced his interceptions from a career-high 29 the year before to just 18, setting the stage for a near-MVP season in 2007, when he surpassed 4,000 yards passing for the fifth time. He also posted a then career-best completion percentage of 66.5 and a QB rating of 95.7 that was his third best at that point in leading the Packers back to the playoffs.

Before coming to Green Bay, Clements spent two seasons (2004-05) as offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills. In 2004, the Bills’ offense increased its scoring output by 152 and reduced its number of sacks allowed from 51 to 38, fewest by a Bills team since 1999. The unit was highlighted by RB Willis McGahee, who became the fifth running back in Bills history to register back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, covering each year of Clements’ tenure. In addition, QB Kelly Holcomb set a club record in 2005 with a 67.39 completion percentage, surpassing Jim Kelly’s 1991 mark, 64.14 percent.

Prior to joining the Bills, Clements served as Pittsburgh’s quarterbacks coach for three seasons (2001-03) under Bill Cowher. In 2002, he helped Tommy Maddox earn the Comeback Player of the Year award from The Associated Press, as Pittsburgh’s passing offense ranked seventh in the NFL, its highest finish since 1980 with Terry Bradshaw under center.

Clements also worked with Pittsburgh’s Kordell Stewart (2001) and Kansas City’s Elvis Grbac (2000) during each quarterback’s best season, both culminating in Pro Bowl berths. Mike Ditka gave Clements his first NFL coaching job, hiring him to coach the Saints’ quarterbacks (1997-99), a group that included Jake Delhomme and Kerry Collins.

Prior to his post with the Saints, Clements served under Lou Holtz as quarterbacks coach (1992-94) and wide receivers/assistant head coach (1995) at his alma mater, Notre Dame. While with the Fighting Irish, Clements coached eventual 1993 NFL Rookie of the Year QB Rick Mirer, and WR Derrick Mayes, the Packers’ second-round draft pick in 1996. In addition, he tutored QB Ron Powlus, Notre Dame’s career passing leader in attempts, completions, yardage and touchdowns at the time of his graduation.

Inducted into the Canadian Football League’s Hall of Fame in 1994, Clements played quarterback for Ottawa (1975-78), Saskatchewan/Hamilton (1979), Hamilton (1981-82) and Winnipeg (1983-87) during a 12-year career in the CFL. Selected seven times as a divisional All-Star, Clements guided two teams, Ottawa (1976) and Winnipeg (1984), to Grey Cup Championships, earning the Outstanding Offensive Player award in each game. The league’s Rookie of the Year in 1975 and Most Valuable Player in 1987, Clements completed 2,807 of 4,657 passes (60.3 percent) for 39,041 yards and 252 touchdowns during his CFL career.

Clements also spent one season, 1980, as a quarterback for Marv Levy’s Kansas City Chiefs.

A three-year starter at Notre Dame (1972-74) under Ara Parseghian, Clements led the Irish to a 29-5 record, including an unblemished national championship season in 1973. An All-American in 1974, he finished fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting when Archie Griffin earned the award. Clements received his degree in economics from Notre Dame in 1975.

A licensed attorney, Clements worked from 1988-92 for Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, a Chicago-based law firm. He pursued his law degree during his CFL playing career, graduating magna cum laude from Notre Dame’s School of Law in 1986. In 1994, while on the Notre Dame coaching staff, Clements was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the university’s law school, where he taught “Sports and the Law.”

Clements was born in McKees Rocks, Pa. He and his wife, Kathe, live in Green Bay. The couple has two grown children: daughter, Stevie, and son, Tom.

Mister Pittsburgh
01-20-2012, 02:21 PM
Out of these two I think i would lean toward Lombardi. He is a younger type guy.

hawaiiansteel
01-20-2012, 02:29 PM
Hue Jackson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Date of birth October 22, 1965 (age 46)
Place of birth Los Angeles, California
College Pacific

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Hue Jackson (born October 22, 1965) is an American football coach who most recently served as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League after previously serving as the team's offensive coordinator in 2010.[1][2]

Before joining Oakland, Jackson served as offensive assistant coach for several NFL teams, most notably as the offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins under Steve Spurrier and the Atlanta Falcons under Bobby Petrino.

Early life and playing career

Jackson, a native of Los Angeles, was a star quarterback at Dorsey High School in his hometown, where he also lettered in basketball. He starred in football at Glendale (Calif.) Community College in 1983 and 1984, where he earned his associate’s degree in 1984.

Jackson played quarterback at Pacific in the mid-1980s under the late Bob Cope. As a junior, Jackson had 1,595 yards of total offense, including 502 yards rushing, second-most on the team. In his senior season, he passed for 1,455 yards and rushed for 417 yards. As a quarterback at Pacific from 1985-86, Jackson threw for 2,544 yards and 19 TDs and the Tigers went 9-14 in Jackson's two seasons. He also lettered in basketball in 1986 and earned his degree in Physical Education.

Coaching career

College

He began his coaching career in 1987 at Pacific, his alma mater. Jackson spent 3 years (1987-89) there. From 1990-91, Jackson was the running backs coach and special teams coordinator at Cal State Fullerton. In the spring of 1991, he coached the running backs, receivers and special teams for the World League’s inaugural year champion London Monarchs. Then he spent 4 years (1992-95) at Arizona State, he was ASU’s running backs coach for the first 3 years (1992-94), then he handled the Sun Devil quarterbacks in 1995. He led California’s high-powered offense in 1996 as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, he helped lead the Golden Bears to an Aloha Bowl berth. Jackson served as USC’s offensive coordinator from 1997-2000, helping to recruit and develop players, including QB Carson Palmer, with whom he was later reunited in Cincinnati and Oakland.

Jackson also held 3 NFL summer coaching internships, in 1990 with the Los Angeles Rams, 1992 with the Phoenix Cardinals and 1995 with the Washington Redskins.

National Football League

Washington Redskins

From 2001 until 2002, Jackson spent as Redskins’s running backs coach under Marty Schottenheimer and Steve Spurrier. In 2001, under Jackson’s tutelage, RB Stephen Davis rushed for 1,432 yards, breaking the record he had set in 1999 for most rushing yards in a season by a Redskin. In 2002, Davis was on pace for another 1,000-yard rushing season before suffering a season-ending injury. Jackson was promoted to offensive coordinator in Washington by head coach Steve Spurrier in 2003 and handled the team’s offensive play-calling, becoming the only coach to perform that duty other than Spurrier.

Cincinnati Bengals

Jackson was the wide receivers coach for the Cincinnati Bengals for 3 seasons. Under Jackson’s tutelage in Cincinnati, Chad Ochocinco and T. J. Houshmandzadeh became one of the most prolific wide-receiving tandems in the NFL. In 2005, the Ochocinco-Houshmandzadeh tandem combined to total 175 receptions for 2,388 yards, while helping the team secure the AFC North title and a playoff berth for the first time in 15 years. In 2006, Ochocinco (1,369 yards) and Houshmandzadeh (1,081 yards) became the first pair of Bengals to eclipse the 1,000-yard receiving mark in a single season. In each of Jackson's 3 years in Cincinnati, Ochocinco was named to the Pro Bowl.

Atlanta Falcons

In 2007, after leaving Cincinnati, Jackson was an NFL offensive coordinator for the second time when he served in that capacity for the Atlanta Falcons under Bobby Petrino and Emmitt Thomas (Interim).

Baltimore Ravens

From 2008 until 2009, Jackson spent as Baltimore’s quarterbacks coach under head coach John Harbaugh. In 2008, Jackson tutored Joe Flacco, who became the first rookie QB to win two playoff games in NFL history as the Ravens advanced to the AFC Championship game. He helped the Ravens advance to the postseason in both seasons.

Oakland Raiders

In 2010, under Jackson’s guidance, the Raiders offense finished fourth in the AFC and sixth in the NFL in scoring (25.6 points per game) also finished fifth in the AFC and 10th in the NFL in total offense (354.6 yards per game) and second in the NFL and AFC in rushing (155.9 yards per game). The Raiders more than doubled their scoring output from the previous year, totaling 410 points. Under Jackson’s offense, RB Darren McFadden finished the season with 1,157 yards rushing on 223 carries for a 5.2 average YPC and 7 rushing touchdowns. McFadden also had 47 receptions for 507 yards and 3 touchdowns. His total numbers were 1,664 total yards and 10 total touchdowns for the 2010 NFL season. Making McFadden the NFL's 5th leader in total yards from scrimmage for the 2010 season.

After the 2010 season Hue Jackson was named Oakland Raiders head coach in 2011, succeeding Tom Cable.[3]

Jackson was fired by the Oakland Raiders on January 10, 2012 after one season as head coach. In his lone season as head coach, the Raiders finished the season with a record of 8-8 and missed the playoffs, after starting the season 7-4.[4]

Personal Life

Hue Jackson's wife is named Michelle. The two live in Los Angeles, California and have two daughters.

Coaching tree

NFL head coaches under whom Hue Jackson has served:
Marty Schottenheimer, Washington Redskins (2001)
Steve Spurrier, Washington Redskins (2002–2003)
Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals (2004–2006)
Bobby Petrino, Atlanta Falcons (2007)
Emmitt Thomas (Interim), Atlanta Falcons (2007)
John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens (2008–2009)
Tom Cable, Oakland Raiders (2010)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hue_Jackson

costanza2k1
01-20-2012, 02:33 PM
Ties to Tomlin:

Jim Caldwell http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Caldwell_%28American_football%29

College

Caldwell served as an assistant coach at the University of Iowa, Southern Illinois University, Northwestern, Colorado, Louisville, and Penn State before being named head coach at Wake Forest in 1993. He was the first African-American coach in the ACC.

In eight years, Caldwell had a record of 26–63. He installed a powerful passing attack that set numerous school records (many of which have since been broken under his successor, Jim Grobe). However, his teams rarely ran well; in one year the Demon Deacons' leading rusher only notched 300 yards for the entire season. He only had one winning season, in 1999 when the Deacons won the Aloha Bowl.
[edit] Indianapolis Colts

Caldwell joined Tony Dungy's staff with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2001 as quarterbacks coach. He followed Dungy to Indianapolis in 2002 and remained with him for his entire tenure, helping lead the Colts to a win in Super Bowl XLI.

On January 13, 2008, Caldwell was formally announced as Dungy's successor-in-waiting. On January 12, 2009, Dungy announced his retirement, putting Caldwell in the head coaching position.[1] He was formally introduced at a press conference the following day.[2]

Caldwell had one of the best debut seasons for a head coach in NFL history, finishing with a 14–2 record. The Colts rushed out to a 14–0 start. With the AFC South title and the top seed in the AFC playoffs secured, Caldwell opted (on orders from then GM, Bill Polian) to sit out his starting players the last two games of the season (both losses), drawing controversy to him and the team.[3] He later won his first playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens on January 16, 2010. On January 24, 2010, Caldwell became the 5th rookie head coach to lead his team to the Super Bowl with a 30–17 victory over the New York Jets. Caldwell holds the NFL record for the best start by a rookie head coach, starting his career with 14 wins. The 14 wins also tied a franchise record.

On February 7, 2010, Caldwell's rookie season ended with a 31–17 loss in Super Bowl XLIV to the New Orleans Saints. In his second season the Colts reached the playoffs where they lost in disappointing fashion to the New York Jets 17–16 on January 8, 2011.

Following a 2–14 record in 2011, Caldwell was fired on January 17, 2012. [4]
[edit] Coaching tree

NFL head coaches under whom Jim Caldwell has served:

Tony Dungy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2001), Indianapolis Colts (2002–2008)

Assistant coaches under Jim Caldwell who have become NFL head coaches:

Oviedo
01-20-2012, 02:35 PM
CLYDE CHRISTENSEN

BIO

Clyde Christensen enters his second season as offensive coordinator of the Colts. This marks Christensen’s 10th season with the club and his 16th in the NFL. He served as assistant head coach/wide receivers in 2008, and he spent 2002-07 as wide receivers coach. Christensen joined Indianapolis from Tampa Bay, where he served as offensive coordinator during the 2001 season.

In 2010, Christensen oversaw an offense that posted its 13th consecutive season with 5,000+ net yards, while the club posted 400+ points for the 10th time in the past 12 seasons. QB-Peyton Manning was 450-679-4,700, 33 TDs/17 ints. Manning set club seasonal-bests in completions, attempts and yards, while his completion total also set the NFL seasonal record. Manning extended his own NFL records with his 13th consecutive 25+-TD season and an 11th 4,000+-yardage season. WR-Reggie Wayne (111-1,355, 6 TDs) produced his seventh consecutive 1,000+-yardage season and a third 100+-reception season. Missing Anthony Gonzalez (injury), WRs-Austin Collie (58-649, 8 TDs), Pierre Garcon (67-784, 6 TDs) and rookie free agent Blair White (36-355, 5 TDs) played key roles. Wayne (787-10,748, 69 TDs) moved past Raymond Berry into 2nd-place in Colts career touchdown receptions, and he became the 34th NFL player with 10,000+ yards, the 11th to post consecutive 100+ seasons (the 7th to top 100 at least three times). Wayne’s 779 snares and 10,602 yards from Manning rank 2nd-most in NFL history for a tandem (Manning-Harrison), and 67 scoring receptions from Manning rank the duo 4th in NFL history. Collie amassed his totals in nine outings, while Garcon missed two games and White opened four of 13 outings. TE-Jacob Tamme (67-631, 4 TDs) started the final eight games for Dallas Clark (injury). This marked the third straight year and fourth time since 2004 the club had four players with 50+ receptions. The offensive line tied for the NFL-low with 16 sacks in 695 pass attempts. The one sack allowed for 43.4 attempts ranked as the 2nd-best mark in club history, just behind one for 47.2 in 2009. The line had four different starting configurations as the club produced the league’s 4th-ranked offense and top-ranked passing attack. The club tied the NFL record with a ninth straight playoff berth. Manning, C-Jeff Saturday and Wayne earned Pro Bowl bids.

In 2009, Wayne (100-1,264, 10 TDs) moved past Berry into 2nd-place in Colts career receptions and yards. Missing Marvin Harrison (retirement) and Gonzalez (injury), Collie (60-676, 7 TDs) and Garcon (47-765, 4 TDs) had solid seasons. Wayne teamed with TE-Dallas Clark (100) as the Colts became just the fourth team with two 100+ seasonal receivers. Collie produced some of the best rookie seasonal totals in club history, and Garcon became a feared target. The receivers helped Manning produce a team seasonal-best 68.8 completion percentage and helped the club to a 14-0 start. Garcon (21-251, 2 TDs), Collie (17-241, 2 TDs) and Wayne (16-164, 1 TD) had good playoff showings. In 2008, Wayne (82-1,145, 6 TDs), Harrison (60-636, 5 TDs) and Gonzalez (57-664, 4 TDs) ranked among the top Colts receivers. Harrison (1,102-14,580, 128 TDs) returned from injury and ended his illustrious tenure with the club by ranking 2nd in NFL career receptions, 4th in yards and 5th in touchdown receptions. He and Manning remained among the finest NFL QB-WR tandems (953 completions, 12,766 yards, 112 TDs). Harrison ended the season ranking T2nd in NFL history with 59 100+ games and 9th in NFL career touchdowns. He had receptions in 190 consecutive games, the 2nd-longest NFL streak and the most ever to open a career. Gonzalez followed a rookie season by increasing his totals in 2008. In 2007, Harrison had an injury-interrupted season, while Wayne (104-1,510, 10 TDs) and Gonzalez (37-576, 3 TDs) performed well. Wayne became then only the 16th NFL receiver with a 1,500+ season. Wayne became only the third NFL receiver to increase seasonal reception totals over the first seven career seasons (Berry, 1955-61; Shawn Jefferson, 1991-97), and Gonzalez’s performance ranked among the best in club history by a rookie. With the performances of Manning (4,040), Wayne and RB-Joseph Addai (1,072), Indianapolis earned its NFL-record seventh offense with a 4,000+ passer and 1,000+ rusher and receiver. In the NFL’s 91 seasons, the Colts own seven of the league’s 37 such offenses. In 2006, Harrison (95-1,366, 12 TDs) and Wayne (86-1,310, 9 TDs) earned Pro Bowl honors. Harrison became the only NFL receiver with eight straight 1,000+-yard and 10+-TD seasons. In 2005, Harrison (82-1,146, 12 TDs) and Wayne (83-1,055, 5 TDs) played key roles in the club’s 13-0 start. In 2004, Christensen’s unit had one of the best seasonal performances in NFL history. Harrison (86-1,113, 15 TDs), Wayne (77-1,210, 12 TDs) and WR-Brandon Stokley (68-1,077, 10 TDs) became the first NFL receiving trio to post 1,000+-yardage and 10+-touchdown seasons. The performances stood along with San Diego (1980), Washington (1989), Atlanta (1995) and Arizona (2008) as then the only teams with a trio of 1,000+ receivers. Harrison (4), Wayne (4) and Stokley (5) had 13 of the club’s 14 regular-season 100+ yardage games, and Wayne (10-221 vs. Denver) broke the club’s playoff yardage record of Berry (178, 1958 NFL Championship Game). In 2002, Christensen helped Harrison become then the only NFL player with 100+ receptions in four consecutive seasons (115, 1999; 102, 2000; 109, 2001; 143, 2002), while he set the NFL seasonal reception mark. Harrison was 94-1,262, 10 TDs in 2003, and he set then the five best seasons in club history during his 1999-03 performances.

Christensen spent six seasons at Tampa Bay, tutoring tight ends from 1996-98 and quarterbacks from 1999-00 before being promoted to offensive coordinator. The club made four playoff appearances during that span. In 2001, WR-Keyshawn Johnson (106 receptions) and QB-Brad Johnson (340 completions) posted franchise seasonal marks. Christensen helped the late-season development of rookie QB-Shaun King in 1999. King led Tampa Bay to four wins late wins for the NFC Central title, becoming then the second rookie quarterback since the 1970 Merger to win a playoff game.

Before joining Tampa Bay, Christensen spent 1994-95 as co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Clemson. From 1992-93, he served as quarterbacks coach at Maryland, tutoring QBs-John Kaleo and Scott Milanovich. Kaleo ranked 2nd nationally in total offense in 1992 while Milanovich finished fourth in 1993. In 1991, Christensen served as running backs coach at South Carolina. He was receivers/tight ends coach at Holy Cross in 1989, then was promoted to offensive coordinator in 1990.

From 1986-88, Christensen was offensive coordinator, running backs and quarterbacks coach and in charge of recruiting at East Carolina. Christensen oversaw quarterbacks and wide receivers at Temple from 1983-85, after serving as quarterbacks and receivers coach at East Tennessee State from 1980-82. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Mississippi in 1979.

Christensen was an All-America quarterback at Fresno City Junior College in 1975. He continued his collegiate career as a QB at North Carolina, where he lettered from 1977-78, as the school earned Peach and Liberty Bowl bids. Christensen holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from North Carolina.

Christensen was born on January 28, 1956 in Covina, Calif. Christensen and his wife, Debbie, have three daughters, Rachel, Rebecca and Ruth. They reside in Indianapolis.

PERSONAL

College: Fresno City Junior College 1975; North Carolina 1976-78.

Coaching Career: Mississippi 1979; East Tennessee State 1980-82; Temple 1983-85; East Carolina 1986-88; Holy Cross 1989-90; South Carolina 1991; Maryland 1992-93; Clemson 1994-95; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1996-2001; Indianapolis Colts 2002-present.

costanza2k1
01-20-2012, 02:36 PM
CLYDE CHRISTENSEN



wow very impressive...

Steelhere10
01-20-2012, 02:37 PM
Anybody from Sean Payton coaching tree.
If I told you the Saints was top half of the league in rushing would you believe me.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
01-20-2012, 02:40 PM
CLYDE CHRISTENSEN



wow very impressive...

Unless Christensen is fired we can't hire him.

Mister Pittsburgh
01-20-2012, 02:42 PM
Anybody from Sean Payton coaching tree.
If I told you the Saints was top half of the league in rushing would you believe me.

Yeah, I would be stoked if we could lure Lombardi up here.

Slapstick
01-20-2012, 02:45 PM
CLYDE CHRISTENSEN



wow very impressive...

Unless Christensen is fired we can't hire him.

Unless the Steelers ask permission to interview him...I don't think Irsay would begrudge a coach an opportunity when he currently has 0% job security...

Steelhere10
01-20-2012, 02:48 PM
Anybody from Sean Payton coaching tree.
If I told you the Saints was top half of the league in rushing would you believe me.

Yeah, I would be stoked if we could lure Lombardi up here.
No 4 in rushing, and a very nice balance of short to long range passes. Not to mention involving the Te pos.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
01-20-2012, 02:49 PM
CLYDE CHRISTENSEN



wow very impressive...

Unless Christensen is fired we can't hire him.

Unless the Steelers ask permission to interview him...I don't think Irsay would begrudge a coach an opportunity when he currently has 0% job security...
Can't ask for permission for a lateral move. If it was head coach..yes but not OC to OC.

Slapstick
01-20-2012, 03:00 PM
[quote=Oviedo]CLYDE CHRISTENSEN



wow very impressive...

Unless Christensen is fired we can't hire him.

Unless the Steelers ask permission to interview him...I don't think Irsay would begrudge a coach an opportunity when he currently has 0% job security...
Can't ask for permission for a lateral move. If it was head coach..yes but not OC to OC.[/quote:1fqwnabj]

Actually, you can ask permission to interview for a lateral move...

With any coaching opportunity except head coach, the team currently employing the coach has to grant permission for an interview...the Steelers have denied permission to other teams to interview Keith Butler, for example, and that was for a promotion to DC...

costanza2k1
01-20-2012, 03:02 PM
[quote=Oviedo]CLYDE CHRISTENSEN



wow very impressive...

Unless Christensen is fired we can't hire him.

Unless the Steelers ask permission to interview him...I don't think Irsay would begrudge a coach an opportunity when he currently has 0% job security...
Can't ask for permission for a lateral move. If it was head coach..yes but not OC to OC.[/quote:10zbi3q0]

Could also give him an additional 'assistant' title and pay, like we did with John Mitchell.

phillyesq
01-20-2012, 03:16 PM
Geep Chryst, 49ers QB coach.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geep_Chryst

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/19/49ers-share-playcalling-duties/

Not the most impressive resume, but he helped turn Alex Smith in a respectable qb this year, and has been involved in a few run heavy offenses.

There have been some rumblings in the past that the Steelers wanted to shift to more of a run focused offense, and with a background in Carolina and San Fran, Chryst has that background.

I'm not saying that I'd like to see the offense return to three yards and a cloud of dust, but if teams had to worry about the running game and short passing game more, it could open up more of the deep passes that Ben likes.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
01-20-2012, 03:24 PM
Actually, you can ask permission to interview for a lateral move...

With any coaching opportunity except head coach, the team currently employing the coach has to grant permission for an interview...the Steelers have denied permission to other teams to interview Keith Butler, for example, and that was for a promotion to DC...

The Colts don't have to grant the Steelers permission so worded it wrong. A team can ask permission for lateral move or promotion but it doesn't have to be granted. If a team ask for permission for a promotion to head coach it has to be granted if it is after the season but before March 1. The Colts won't allow it until they have there head coach in place.

Slapstick
01-20-2012, 03:29 PM
I guess that's up to Irsay and the GM...it can't hurt to ask, assuming Tomlin is interested...

Both Caldwell and Christiansen were holdovers from the Dungy regime...again, I don't see why you don't grant permission if the house is being cleaned...

Apparently, the Rams granted New England permission to interview and hire Josh McDaniels...

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
01-20-2012, 03:40 PM
I guess that's up to Irsay and the GM...it can't hurt to ask, assuming Tomlin is interested...

Both Caldwell and Christiansen were holdovers from the Dungy regime...again, I don't see why you don't grant permission if the house is being cleaned...

Apparently, the Rams granted New England permission to interview and hire Josh McDaniels...

If there is interest it wouldn't hurt to ask. I just think the Colts will just wait until the have a HC in place and let the HC decide if he wants to bring his own guy in.

I do believe McDaniels was released from his contract by the Rams and the Patriots didn't have to ask them for permission or they told him he wouldn't be held to his contract. Either way...He was on his way out.

Slapstick
01-20-2012, 03:50 PM
We'll see...

It's probably a moot point, as Tomlin's self-professed preference for continuity will probably put Fichtner in the OC position...

Of course, that opens up a spot for a QB coach...that might be interesting to watch...

I can see someone like Jeremy Bates (who was Jay Cutler's QB coach in Denver) who worked with Tomlin for a time in Tampa...

Reportedly, Cutler loved having him as a position coach and part of the reason for the rift between Cutler and McDaniels was Bates losing his job...

JAR
01-20-2012, 04:56 PM
Todd Haley, plus he's a Pittsburgh guy.

As a youth, Haley was a ball boy for the Steelers and attended Steelers training camps with his father.[2] Alongside his father, Haley would watch the Steelers' game and practice film.[2][3] While his family was located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for his father's profession, Haley attended Upper St. Clair High School.[2] He went on to attend the University of Florida and University of Miami, playing on the two schools' respective golf squads.[2] Haley graduated from the University of North Florida in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in communication.[2]

Haley was hired by the New York Jets in 1995 and served as an assistant in the scouting department for two seasons. At the time, Haley's father Dick was working with the Jets as Director of Player Personnel.[3] In 1997, he was promoted to offensive assistant/quality control coach and worked closely with then-offensive coordinator Charlie Weis. From 1999 to 2000 Haley was the Jets' wide receivers coach, helping Keyshawn Johnson make his second Pro Bowl appearance. During his tenure with the Jets, Haley began his association with Scott Pioli, who served as Director of Pro Personnel for the Jets from 1997 to 1999. Pioli later became the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs and hired Haley as the team's head coach in 2009.
In 2001, Haley joined the Chicago Bears as wide receivers coach and served in the position until 2003. In 2002, he helped Marty Booker become the first Bears Pro Bowl wide receiver since 1971.
From 2004 to 2006, Haley was the wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys. Haley helped develop quarterback Tony Romo and the Cowboys' passing offense, which centered around wide receivers Terry Glenn and Terrell Owens.
In 2007, Haley joined Ken Whisenhunt's coaching staff for the Arizona Cardinals as the team's offensive coordinator. Haley did not start calling plays for the Cardinals until late in the season.[4] The Cardinals finished in the top half of the NFL in multiple offensive categories.
Under Haley’s guidance, the Cardinals offense in 2008 was one of the league’s most innovative and explosive units.[2] Arizona tied for third in the league in scoring, registering a franchise-record 427 points (26.7 ppg).[2] The Cardinals were fourth in total offense, averaging 365.8 yards per game.[2] Arizona was second in the league in passing offense (292.1 ypg) and ranked sixth in the NFL with 20.5 first downs per game.[2] The Cardinals finished the season with a 9-7 record and a playoff berth after winning the NFC West Division title. The Cardinals went on to appear in their first Super Bowl in franchise history after the team scored more than 30 points in each of its three playoff games.

hawaiiansteel
01-20-2012, 05:06 PM
Todd Haley, plus he's a Pittsburgh guy.



I just can't see Ben getting along with Todd Haley though...


If Arians is out, who's next?

THURSDAY, 19 JANUARY 2012 WRITTEN BY BOB SMIZIK


Ed Bouchette has an excellent speculative article at PG+ for those of you who have access to that site.

He suggests that if Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians does not return for the 2012 season, the decision might not be Arians or Mike Tomlin’s but Art Rooney’s.

Rooney hinted at an interview session earlier this week that a ``senior'' assistant coach might not return.

And if that is the case, who hires the next coordinator: Tomlin or Rooney?

Bouchette also writes that running backs coach Kirby Wilson was the in-house candidate to succeed Arians, but he is fighting for his life as a result of severe burn injuries in a house fire.

The only other in-house candidate is quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner, who had much success running at spread offense at Memphis.

There are, of course, dozens of other available and qualified candidates.

One of note, is Todd Haley, an Upper St. Clair native, who most recently was the coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Prior to that, he was the offensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals, whose explosive offense with Kurt Warner at quarterback almost beat the Steelers in the Super Bowl.

http://communityvoices.sites.post-gazet ... -whos-next (http://communityvoices.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/sports/bob-smiziks-blog/31599-if-arians-is-out-whos-next)

Dee Dub
01-20-2012, 07:24 PM
Guys I doubt very serious if the Steeler bring in a O-coordinator who has roots in a spread offense or a West Coast offense. Not gonna happen. They do not have the personnel for that...especially at QB.

Sugar
01-20-2012, 07:33 PM
Somebody who doesn't read message boards!! :lol:

isonator07
01-20-2012, 11:26 PM
I wish John Gruden would be willing to be an OC. I think Gruden is a great coach.

Slapstick
01-21-2012, 12:34 AM
I guess that's up to Irsay and the GM...it can't hurt to ask, assuming Tomlin is interested...

Both Caldwell and Christiansen were holdovers from the Dungy regime...again, I don't see why you don't grant permission if the house is being cleaned...

Apparently, the Rams granted New England permission to interview and hire Josh McDaniels...

If there is interest it wouldn't hurt to ask. I just think the Colts will just wait until the have a HC in place and let the HC decide if he wants to bring his own guy in.

I do believe McDaniels was released from his contract by the Rams and the Patriots didn't have to ask them for permission or they told him he wouldn't be held to his contract. Either way...He was on his way out.

FWIW, Minnesota hired a Colts assistant to be their DC...

Chadman
01-21-2012, 12:36 AM
Steelers could go in-house & just pick Coach Kuglar...

hawaiiansteel
01-21-2012, 12:40 AM
FWIW, Minnesota hired a Colts assistant to be their DC...


Vikings choose ex-Colts assistant coach Alan Williams to be new defensive coordinator

By Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings have hired Alan Williams, the defensive backs coach for the Indianapolis Colts for the past 10 years, as their new defensive coordinator.

He’ll be supervising the man he’s replacing in that role — and try to help the Vikings revive a group that was the easiest in the league to throw a touchdown pass against this season.

Yes, this is a unique arrangement and a challenging job. For Williams, though, what’s most important is his strong relationship with the guy who hired him, head coach Leslie Frazier. They shared responsible of the Colts defensive backs for two years, including the Super Bowl-winning team in 2006-07.

“It was another opportunity to work together, first of all, and to win some more championships,” Williams said Thursday, after signing a two-year contract.

To get to that level, Frazier, Williams and the rest of the Vikings have a lot of work to do coming off a 3-13 season, beginning with a depleted secondary that gave up a NFL-most 34 touchdown passes against only eight interceptions in 2011.

Those struggles were contributing factors in Frazier’s decision — he also said he sought some “new energy” — to dismiss defensive line coach Karl Dunbar and demote defensive coordinator Fred Pagac to linebackers coach.

But with defensive end Jared Allen’s league-leading 22 sacks, a late resurgence by defensive tackle Kevin Williams and an established outside linebacker in Chad Greenway, there is some talent there.

“Any time you get a chance to come in with a lot of the building blocks already in place, you want to jump at that,” Williams said on a conference call.

Promotions are attractive, too, of course. The 42-year-old Williams, a college teammate of former Vikings defensive coordinator and current Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, was chosen after Jacksonville defensive coordinator Mel Tucker decided to stay with the Jaguars.

Frazier said he also spoke with fired St. Louis coach Steve Spagnuolo, but the timing wasn’t right.

“We were fortunate that Alan was available,” Frazier said, adding: “I was a little nervous that we might not be able to get the guy I thought would be able to help us.”

Frazier will have a big hand in that help. He said he wasn’t involved as he should have been in the defense at the beginning of the season, and he’ll have heavy input with Williams, who has been schooled in the same 4-3 scheme and Tampa Two zone coverage the Vikings have used versions of for years.

“Having a full offseason together, I’ve got to believe is going to be a big plus for us,” Frazier said.

Brendan Daly, an assistant defensive line coach for the Vikings from 2006-08 who joined Spagnuolo’s staff with the Rams in 2009, was hired by Frazier to replace Dunbar as the defensive line coach.

But Pagac is staying, as is Frazier’s old teammate, Mike Singletary, who remains an assistant head coach — and a linebackers coach. Neither Frazier nor Williams said they were sure yet how Pagac’s and Singletary’s duties would be divided.

Frazier said he wasn’t concerned about a too-many-cooks-in-the-kitchen problem with running the defense.

“Hearing their feedback, that assured me that it could work,” Frazier said. “If you don’t have the right kind of people it can be a dicey situation.”

Frazier lauded the ability of Williams to communicate and relate to the players. Williams is another branch of the Tony Dungy coaching tree, having learned under the soft-spoken, respected former coach of the Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Williams said he wasn’t worried about Frazier micromanaging his job. He also said he wasn’t concerned about the potential awkwardness of working with Pagac, the man he was hired to replace. If Frazier said this would be fine, well, that was all he needed to hear.

“I know his word is golden. I know his judgment is second to none,” Williams said.

Williams said he doesn’t believe “wholesale changes” are necessary for the secondary and vowed that the Vikings will be better and faster as a defense. While his personality is more muted than Tomlin’s, he said they have a similar philosophy about how to teach their players and how to call a game.

“We’re going to run. We’re going to tackle. We’re going to hit. We’re going to play tough football better than our opponents,” Williams said.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/re ... story.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/vikings-choose-ex-colts-assistant-coach-alan-williams-to-be-new-defensive-coordinator/2012/01/19/gIQA9qeCBQ_story.html)

Dresden
01-21-2012, 02:30 AM
Matt Canada

SS Laser
01-21-2012, 02:46 AM
Interesting article here:
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1031 ... -next-year (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1031661-pittsburgh-steelers-who-will-be-the-offensive-coordinator-next-year)

Mark Whipple, Tom Clements, Todd Haley, Randy Fichtner.

I bet it will be Randy. And I vote Batch to QB coach. He has been a good assistant for a few years anyway. :P

hawaiiansteel
01-21-2012, 03:02 PM
Decision on Steelers coordinator Arians expected soon

Replacement likely would come from outside if he leaves

Friday, January 20, 2012
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/201201/arians0120b_500.jpg

Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, seen talking with coach Mike Tomlin, may not return next season. Replacing him could be a difficult task for the team.

The Steelers have a long and successful history of promoting offensive coordinators from within their coaching ranks -- Tom Moore, Chan Gailey, Mike Mularkey, Ken Whisenhunt, Bruce Arians. Three of them left to become head coaches in the NFL.

But, if Arians doesn't return as offensive coordinator in 2012, the Steelers might have to go outside their organization for the first time in 13 years to hire his replacement. And that hasn't been a successful proposition.

Since Chuck Noll became coach in 1969, the Steelers have gone outside their organization to hire an offensive coordinator only three times -- Joe Walton in '90, Ray Sherman in '98 and Kevin Gilbride in '99. The Steelers never made the playoffs in the five years those outsiders served as offensive coordinators.

Arians, who has been the offensive coordinator since Mike Tomlin became head coach in '07, might not return for the '12 season. It is uncertain if he is considering retirement -- something he pondered a year ago -- or not having his contract renewed. A decision is expected this weekend.

If he doesn't return, it's likely his replacement isn't on the Steelers staff.

Running backs coach Kirby Wilson probably was next in line to be offensive coordinator, but his health, after suffering severe burns over 45 percent of his body in a fire Jan. 6 at his home, precludes that possibility. Quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner is a possibility, but not considered a likely candidate

The previous time the Steelers hired an offensive coordinator from outside their ranks was '99 when Bill Cowher brought in Gilbride, a former head coach with the San Diego Chargers, to run his offense. Gilbride lasted two non-playoff years before he was fired, primarily because he couldn't work with quarterback Kordell Stewart.

Gilbride was hired because his predecessor, Ray Sherman, who was hired from the Minnesota Vikings in '98, lasted only one year on the job. He resigned before he was fired.

Before that, the Steelers had gone to the playoffs every year since Cowher became coach in '92 -- first with Ron Erhardt as offensive coordinator from '92-95, then with Gailey running the offense in '96 and '97.

Gailey was the wide receivers coach before being promoted to replace Erhardt, who was let go after the Super Bowl XXX loss to the Dallas Cowboys. When Gailey left after the '97 season to become Cowboys head coach, Cowher went outside to hire Sherman. The Steelers did not make the playoffs in the three years Sherman and Gilbride were the offensive coordinators.

Since Gilbride left, the Steelers have missed the playoffs only three times in 11 seasons with three different coordinators.

They went to the AFC title game in '01 and the divisional playoff round in '02 with Mularkey as offensive coordinator; went to back-top-back AFC title games and won a Super Bowl in '05 when Whisenhunt was the offensive coordinator; and went to two Super Bowls, winning one, when Arians was the offensive coordinator. Each of them was promoted from a position coach on the staff.

Even Noll, who served as the offense coordinator for many years, didn't have luck when he went outside the organization to hire an offensive coordinator.

When long-time offensive coordinator Tom Moore left after the '89 playoff season, Noll brought in Walton, a former New York Jets coach, to run his offense. That decision led to a near-revolt among the players, who complained that Walton's playbook was too expansive and too complicated.

The Steelers never made the playoffs in two years with Walton as offensive coordinator. Noll retired after the '91 season.

Safe to say, it has not been a successful process.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12020/12 ... z1k7KaBQKv (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12020/1204704-66-0.stm?cmpid=sports.xml#ixzz1k7KaBQKv)

pfelix73
01-21-2012, 04:12 PM
STEVE LOGAN-

Ben would love this guy-

Steve Logan (born February 3, 1953) is an American football coach. Most recently, he served as the running backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL), a position he held from 2009 to 2011. Logan was the head football coach at East Carolina University from 1992 to 2002, compiling a record of 69–58.

In 1989, Logan became an assistant coach at East Carolina University. He was team's offensive coordinator under Bill Lewis from 1990–91, working alongside future Boston College Head Coach Jeff Jagodzinski. When Logan succeeded Lewis, Jagodzinski remained on staff for four years before accepting the offensive coordinator position at Boston College. The 1991 Pirate team finished 11–1, reached a top-10 national ranking and defeated North Carolina State in the Peach Bowl.

Logan served as the head coach of East Carolina from 1992–2002. He became the school's all-time winning coach (69–58), and led the Pirates to five bowl games, including the 1994 St. Jude Liberty Bowl, the 1995 St. Jude Liberty Bowl, the 1999 Mobile Alabama Bowl, the 2000 Galleryfurniture.com Bowl, and the 2001 GMAC Bowl. Logan's 1995 team finished with a 9–3 record and a No. 23 ranking in the final Associated Press poll. In 1996, ECU gave the Miami Hurricanes their worst defeat (31–6) in the Orange Bowl in 12 seasons. In 1999, ECU upset #9 Miami at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina, after Hurricane Floyd devastated Greenville. For this 9–3 season, which also included victories over West Virginia, South Carolina, and NC State en route to another bowl game. the team won the ESPN Spirit Award. He resigned on December 7, 2002 after a "substandard" 4–8 season. Three of Logan's quarterbacks; Jeff Blake, Marcus Crandell, and David Garrard went on to pro careers.

Logan rejoined former assistant Jeff Jagodzinski as offensive coordinator at Boston College in 2007. He helped develop quarterback Matt Ryan, who would win the ACC Player of the Year, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the Manning Award and was named the AP NFL Rookie of the Year.

In January 2009, Jagodzinski got fired after interviewing for the New York Jets head coaching vacancy.[12] Logan was considered a candidate to replace him, and interviewed for the job with Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo.[13] After the school had promoted defensive coordinator Frank Spaziani to the head coaching position, Logan decided to leave the program.

Logan was hired as the running backs coach for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 11, 2009,[15] reuniting him with Jagodzinski, the team's offensive coordinator. After Jagodzinski's firing in September 2009,[16] Logan remained on the Buccaneers staff.


Logan's nickname at ECU was Riverboat Gambler. They would score inside of 2 minutes quite often..Ben would LOVE this guy..

:tt2

fezziwig
01-21-2012, 04:49 PM
Bobby April an ex Steelers special teams coach. He has mentioned before he would like considered for a coaching job other than a special teams coach.

He is a darn good special teams coach and I think that works against him for any advancement. The guy would be great, fresh ideas and a attacking style OC if he was given the chance. I bet he would place a balanced attack with some pretty good suprise plays too.

Go ahead, begin your laugh fest.

Steelers>NFL
01-21-2012, 11:25 PM
Bobby April an ex Steelers special teams coach. He has mentioned before he would like considered for a coaching job other than a special teams coach.

He is a darn good special teams coach and I think that works against him for any advancement. The guy would be great, fresh ideas and a attacking style OC if he was given the chance. I bet he would place a balanced attack with some pretty good suprise plays too.

Go ahead, begin your laugh fest.
LOL!!!!! You asked for it.
Don't disagree with you though.

papillon
01-21-2012, 11:40 PM
Not H Jackson
Not Todd Haley
Not Randy Fitchner
Not Jim Caldwell

Other than that, I'm good with any of the others mentioned.

Pappy

fordfixer
01-22-2012, 02:25 AM
Post your OC candidates here....

Or who will we call to be fired next season :lol: :lol:

fezziwig
01-22-2012, 10:17 AM
If the Steelers don't hire outside the team then, it's probably a moot point that they allowed Arians to go.
Ben has said in the past that, if he doesn't like the play calls Arians would change it. Ben doesn't need another buddy but he needs a guy that he can respect and listen to.
His QB coach whom he calls Goose, doesn't seem like the type of relationship that Ben will play, follow the leader.

NorthCoast
01-22-2012, 10:23 AM
If the Steelers don't hire outside the team then, it's probably a moot point that they allowed Arians to go.
Ben has said in the past that, if he doesn't like the play calls Arians would change it. Ben doesn't need another buddy but he needs a guy that he can respect and listen to.
His QB coach whom he calls Goose, doesn't seem like the type of relationship that Ben will play, follow the leader.

That was the biggest problem with Arians. How can you respect a guy who you are second-guessing?

We need an OC that will get in Ben's face once in a while.

JDSteeler
01-22-2012, 12:15 PM
Could Merrill Hoge be a candidate???

He has been a mentor to Ben thru all of Ben's misdeed's, and of course,
is a former Steelers player...

Just not sure of Hogies resume as far as coaching at this level, or being an
OC for that matter.

JD

fezziwig
01-22-2012, 08:30 PM
I always thought Meril or Tunch would make good coaches.. I guess Tunch has been approached before with Tunch wanting more family time he, turned it down. That has to be a consuming job being a coach.

Iron Shiek
01-22-2012, 10:40 PM
Watching the niners for the second week in a row, i'm impressed with some of these unique run plays and the overall effectiveness of the o line. I'd love to have Greg Roman. He won't leave, but still...wow.

DukieBoy
01-22-2012, 10:43 PM
This, from a Ravens Board, in one of several threads that talk of getting rid of Cam Cameron:


riginally Posted by PurpleBird
Any ideas on who would be a good fit to replace him? I am guessing gone by this Wed. as his contract is up after this year!

Steelers got rid of their coordinator, Bruce Arians. He had a great relationship with Roethlisberger. I would at least give him a look.

Iron Shiek
01-22-2012, 10:50 PM
This, from a Ravens Board, in one of several threads that talk of getting rid of Cam Cameron:


riginally Posted by PurpleBird
Any ideas on who would be a good fit to replace him? I am guessing gone by this Wed. as his contract is up after this year!

Steelers got rid of their coordinator, Bruce Arians. He had a great relationship with Roethlisberger. I would at least give him a look.

Hahaha! The gift that keeps on giving.

SteelBucks
01-22-2012, 11:51 PM
This, from a Ravens Board, in one of several threads that talk of getting rid of Cam Cameron:


riginally Posted by PurpleBird
Any ideas on who would be a good fit to replace him? I am guessing gone by this Wed. as his contract is up after this year!

Steelers got rid of their coordinator, Bruce Arians. He had a great relationship with Roethlisberger. I would at least give him a look.

I was going to post the same thing. Cam Cameron with Big Ben could be a nice fit.

Chadman
01-23-2012, 05:52 AM
So Rooney wants a return to "Blue Collar Offense"?

Ok, if that's the case, and we want to take the ball out of Ben's hands more- the OC choice is easy.

Hire Marty Schottenheimer.

hawaiiansteel
01-31-2012, 01:37 AM
Is Colorado Quarterbacks Coach Rip Scherer a Candidate For Steelers Offensive Coordinator Position?

by Neal Coolong on Jan 30, 2012


Since it appears Caldwell-to-Pittsburgh was just a smokescreen (possibly to jack up his price to Baltimore, where he will be named the team's quarterbacks coach), other speculative names pop up as potential replacements for departed offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

It's interesting what one can find with a little bit of research, in particular, a name no one has discussed yet; Colorado QBs coach Rip Scherer.

Scherer has an extensive resume, most notably, working with Cleveland's Derek Anderson during a season in which the casual observer assumes Anderson sold his soul to the devil in exchange for a 2007 Pro Bowl berth. The following season, Scherer left Cleveland for Carolina, where he brought Matt Moore, an unknown, to a pretty successful end of a brutal season for the Panthers.

A coaching change moved Scherer from Charlotte to Boulder, where he works under Jon Embree.

Back in 1996, though, when Scherer was the head coach at Memphis University, he hired a graduate assistant by the name of Mike Tomlin. Scherer inherited a coaching staff in 1995 that included current Steelers linebackers coach (and possible Colts defensive coordinator) Keith Butler. Butler stayed in that position through the 1997 season, and Tomlin left for the wide receivers coach job at Arkansas State that year.

At Arkansas State, Tomlin worked under current Steelers quarterbacks coach Randy Fichter, a Memphis graduate (1993). In 1998, Arkansas State hired Butler as their defensive coordinator, and Tomlin worked that season under him as the defensive backs coach.

The trio separated in 1999, when Tomlin moved to Cincinnati for the defensive backs coach with the Bearcats, Butler was the linebackers coach for the expansion Cleveland Browns under Butch Davis (along with former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and current Colts head coach Chuck Pagano), and Fichtner stayed at Arkansas State.

Fichtner remained in that position through 2000, and was named the offensive coordinator at his alma mater Memphis, as part of a new staff that replaced Scherer in 2001.

At that point, Tomlin moved to Tampa Bay and Scherer was the offensive coordinator at Kansas (2001) and Southern Miss (2002-04). Scherer moved into the NFL with Cleveland (2004-08) then to Carolina (08-10).

Did I mention he was born in Pittsburgh and is the cousin of Steelers GM Kevin Colbert? And that he was a coach at North Carolina State in 1976, when Bill Cowher was a freshman? Interestingly enough, Scherer is also a graduate of William and Mary, just like Tomlin (although Tomlin wasn't born when Scherer graduated).

If all of these things are a coincidence, then it's even more bizarre that nearly every coach currently (or recently leaving) the Steelers has ties to either the University of Alabama or Memphis. The coaching fraternity is incestuous, and it seems what you know is less important than who you know.

Fichtner still seems like a logical choice, but InsidePittsburghSports.com speculated Art Rooney II is recommending offensive line coach Sean Kugler for the position. There are still strong connections with Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements. Maybe Tomlin hates Scherer. However, there was talk about Scherer replacing Mike McCoy, Denver's offensive coordinator who was a serious candidate for the head coaching job that went to Packers OC Joe Philbin.

It's hard to keep it all straight, but the fact of the matter is connections are everything, and there are enough to suggest the Steelers may turn over lots of rocks not considered by the fanbase in their search for their first new offensive coordinator since 2007.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/20 ... ean-kugler (http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2012/1/30/2757797/steelers-offensive-coordinator-search-rip-scherer-randy-fichtner-jim-caldwell-sean-kugler)

SS Laser
01-31-2012, 02:41 AM
Here is another candidate from a website not to be named. But it really came from Ed B.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/inde ... ll-stewart (http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers/110214-ed-would-tomlin-hire-bill-stewart)

--- It appears that Bill Stewart will soon be West Virginia’s former head coach. Stewart gave Mike Tomlin his first coaching job (receivers) in 1985 at VMI. It seems unlikely but it’s worth raising the question, might Tomlin reciprocate and find a job on his staff for Stewart? Tomlin spoke fondly of his old boss when WVU named him head coach.

Just one more for the fire. :stirpot

RuthlessBurgher
01-31-2012, 11:17 AM
Is Colorado Quarterbacks Coach Rip Scherer a Candidate For Steelers Offensive Coordinator Position?

by Neal Coolong on Jan 30, 2012


Since it appears Caldwell-to-Pittsburgh was just a smokescreen (possibly to jack up his price to Baltimore, where he will be named the team's quarterbacks coach), other speculative names pop up as potential replacements for departed offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

It's interesting what one can find with a little bit of research, in particular, a name no one has discussed yet; Colorado QBs coach Rip Scherer.

Scherer has an extensive resume, most notably, working with Cleveland's Derek Anderson during a season in which the casual observer assumes Anderson sold his soul to the devil in exchange for a 2007 Pro Bowl berth. The following season, Scherer left Cleveland for Carolina, where he brought Matt Moore, an unknown, to a pretty successful end of a brutal season for the Panthers.

A coaching change moved Scherer from Charlotte to Boulder, where he works under Jon Embree.

Back in 1996, though, when Scherer was the head coach at Memphis University, he hired a graduate assistant by the name of Mike Tomlin. Scherer inherited a coaching staff in 1995 that included current Steelers linebackers coach (and possible Colts defensive coordinator) Keith Butler. Butler stayed in that position through the 1997 season, and Tomlin left for the wide receivers coach job at Arkansas State that year.

At Arkansas State, Tomlin worked under current Steelers quarterbacks coach Randy Fichter, a Memphis graduate (1993). In 1998, Arkansas State hired Butler as their defensive coordinator, and Tomlin worked that season under him as the defensive backs coach.

The trio separated in 1999, when Tomlin moved to Cincinnati for the defensive backs coach with the Bearcats, Butler was the linebackers coach for the expansion Cleveland Browns under Butch Davis (along with former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and current Colts head coach Chuck Pagano), and Fichtner stayed at Arkansas State.

Fichtner remained in that position through 2000, and was named the offensive coordinator at his alma mater Memphis, as part of a new staff that replaced Scherer in 2001.

At that point, Tomlin moved to Tampa Bay and Scherer was the offensive coordinator at Kansas (2001) and Southern Miss (2002-04). Scherer moved into the NFL with Cleveland (2004-08) then to Carolina (08-10).

Did I mention he was born in Pittsburgh and is the cousin of Steelers GM Kevin Colbert? And that he was a coach at North Carolina State in 1976, when Bill Cowher was a freshman? Interestingly enough, Scherer is also a graduate of William and Mary, just like Tomlin (although Tomlin wasn't born when Scherer graduated).

If all of these things are a coincidence, then it's even more bizarre that nearly every coach currently (or recently leaving) the Steelers has ties to either the University of Alabama or Memphis. The coaching fraternity is incestuous, and it seems what you know is less important than who you know.

Fichtner still seems like a logical choice, but InsidePittsburghSports.com speculated Art Rooney II is recommending offensive line coach Sean Kugler for the position. There are still strong connections with Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements. Maybe Tomlin hates Scherer. However, there was talk about Scherer replacing Mike McCoy, Denver's offensive coordinator who was a serious candidate for the head coaching job that went to Packers OC Joe Philbin.

It's hard to keep it all straight, but the fact of the matter is connections are everything, and there are enough to suggest the Steelers may turn over lots of rocks not considered by the fanbase in their search for their first new offensive coordinator since 2007.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/20 ... ean-kugler (http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2012/1/30/2757797/steelers-offensive-coordinator-search-rip-scherer-randy-fichtner-jim-caldwell-sean-kugler)

I'd say that if Fichtner is promoted from QB coach to O.C., then Scherer could be considered as a possibility to take over Fichtner's old post as QB coach (they are apparently already talking to Alex Van Pelt as a possible QB coach as well).