While the UFL has its share of problems like, oh I don’t know — losing approximately $50 million on the 2010 season and being sued by league investor Mark Cuban — one matter they don’t have any issue with is attracting long-standing NFL coaches to helm their teams.
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Former Giants coach Jim Fassel, now president/GM/coach of the Las Vegas Locomotives, would welcome Tiki Barber with open arms to the UFL.
Information man Jason La Canfora told NFL Network he continues to hear rumblings that Rick Dennison could be the man to beat for the head-coaching vacancy in Denver.
Raiders owner Al Davis has interviewed at least two candidates for positions on the staff this week, and both have ties to coach Tom Cable. Despite published reports, however, the team has not interviewed anyone for the head coaching job.
Is Tom Cable still coaching the Raiders? Nobody is saying, but there are reports that owner Al Davis is interviewing his potential replacement.
Raiders coach Tom Cable was schedule to meet with owner Al Davis Monday about his coaching future in Oakland according to multiple published reports.
Only one team — the Rams — has interviewed former NFL coach Jim Fassel, who has expressed interest in the Raiders’ head-coaching vacancy.
One of the offseason’s confounding issues is why coaches like Brian Billick and Jim Fassel can’t land head-coaching jobs — and why they’re even struggling to get interviews.
Billick’s work and accomplishments are well-documented. In his 18 NFL years, his teams went to the playoffs 13 times. He won a Super Bowl with Baltimore. Just as impressive, five of Billick’s assistants in Baltimore went on to become head coaches in one of the least talked about but most impressive head-coaching trees.
After finishing as a runner-up for the Redskins’ head-coaching job last offseason, Jim Fassel is in the running for the Rams’ vacancy this offseason.
Posted: Thursday, November 20th, 2008 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Jim Fassel
Jim Fassel watched from the roof of Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey as the Twin Towers in lower Manhattan collapsed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Fassel, who was head coach of the Giants in 2001, and the team visited the site a week later to support the first responders.
When hot head coaching candidates are debated, Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo usually is mentioned, rightfully, near or at the top of the list.
But New York’s other coordinator, offensive Kevin Gilbride, also has coached his way into the conversation.