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  • #31
    -And then there were 4 ... ranking remaining NFL head-coaching vacancies-

    "With the news in the past 12 hours or so, with the New York Jets landing Todd Bowles and the Oakland Raiders closing in on Jack Del Rio, there are four remaining head-coaching vacancies.

    Which are the most attractive jobs left remaining? It depends on how you define the quality of the jobs — taking into conseration the division competition, the ownership and front-office situations, free-agent money to spend, draft status and the talent on the roster, namely at quarterback." ...

    Here goes, in reverse order:

    4. Chicago Bears
    3. San Francisco 49ers
    2. Atlanta Falcons


    • #32
      -49ers promote D-line coach Tomsula to head coach-

      "Jim Tomsula made his modest head coaching start in NFL Europe, then landed as the 49ers' top man nearly a decade later.

      San Francisco promoted its longtime defensive line coach to head coach Wednesday, going with a familiar face following a national search that took more than two weeks and ended right in house.

      The well-liked Tomsula is set to be formally introduced Thursday in a news conference at Levi's Stadium." ...


      • #33
        - Bill Callahan hired by Redskins -

        "The Washington Redskins have hired former Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Bill Callahan, according to league sources.

        Callahan's title is offensive line coach. He received a lucrative three-year contract, the sources said.

        Callahan had offers from teams as both an offensive coordinator and offensive line coach before deciding to join the Redskins.

        Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressed an interest in retaining Callahan, and the Cowboys initially requested a chance to counter any offer Callahan received. But it was quickly evident that any number of the eight teams reportedly showing interest in Callahan would make more competitive offers. ...

        Callahan is regarded among the best line coaches in the league and has played a significant role in developing three first-round draft picks who started for the Cowboys -- tackle Tyron Smith, center Travis Frederick and guard Zack Martin. The offensive line helped running back DeMarco Murray lead the NFL in rushing." ...


        • #34
          - Steve Spagnuolo back as Giants DC -

          "The New York Giants have selected Steve Spagnuolo as their new defensive coordinator, reuniting him with the team he helped win Super Bowl XLII while serving in that role from 2007 to 2008.

          Spagnuolo, 55, replaces Perry Fewell, who was the Giants' defensive coordinator for the past five years but was fired last week after a 6-10 season in which the team finished 29th in the NFL in total defense.

          "I was hoping to take the next step, God willing, and be a coordinator again. I'm ecstatic that it's with Tom Coughlin," Spagnuolo said. "Tom is the highest-character guy I know. The feeling I have is one of excitement. We're going to work our butts off, and hopefully we will do great things together." ...

          His first Giants defense helped deliver the franchise's third Super Bowl title, as a pass rush that featured Hall of Famer Michael Strahan upset an undefeated New England Patriots team in Super Bowl XLII." ...


          • #35
            -Raiders hire 4 more assistant coaches-

            "The Oakland Raiders have hired four more assistant coaches for new coach Jack Del Rio's staff.

            The team announced the hiring of tight ends coach Bobby Johnson, wide receivers coach Rob Moore, running backs coach Bernie Parmalee and assistant special teams coach Tracy Smith on Tuesday.

            The main open position left on the staff for the Raiders is a defensive coordinator."



            • #36
              - Coaching visits tracker -

              "Firing season quickly turned to hiring season in the NFL. We'll keep you up to date with all the coaching and general manager interviews here in our coaching tracker." ...

              Denver Broncos: The Broncos announced that Gary Kubiak has been hired as the team's new head coach. Kubiak's deal is for four years, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Kubiak was the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens this season. ... Kubiak hired Rick Dennison as his offensive coordinator in Denver. Dennison served as the quarterbacks coach under Kubiak in Baltimore this season. ... Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph is a good possibility to be the Broncos' defensive coordinator, according to NFL Media's Albert Breer. Wade Phillips will interview for DC, per Rapoport.

              Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have hired Jack Del Rio to be their next head coach, the team announced on Thursday. Oakland and the former Broncos defensive coordinator have agreed to a four-year deal, per Rapoport and NFL Media's Albert Breer. The Hayward, California, native was last a head coach with the Jaguars in 2011. Mike Tice is joining Del Rio in Oakland as the Raiders' offensive line coach, NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reported. The Raiders hired Bill Musgrave to be their offensive coordinator Monday night. Former 49ers special teams coordinator Brad Seely took the same position in Oakland.

              Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens announced Tuesday that they have hired former Bears head coach Marc Trestman as their offensive coordinator. Trestman fills the vacancy left by the departure of Gary Kubiak." ...



              • #37
                - Raheem Morris, Smith to join Falcons -

                "Former Washington Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris has agreed to a position with the Atlanta Falcons as assistant head coach in charge of defensive backs, a source confirmed Monday.

                The Falcons also will hire Denver Broncos linebackers coach Richard Smith as defensive coordinator, a source confirmed to's Jeff Legwold. ...

                Morris' role in Atlanta represents a promotion because of the title. The Falcons reportedly will hire Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as coach after the Super Bowl. Atlanta fired Mike Smith as its head coach after this season." ...