Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Coordinator Mike Zimmer has been the frontrunner among candidates for the vacancy at head coach left when the Minnesota Vikings fired Leslie Frazier at the end of the regular season. Following a second interview yesterday (Tuesday, January 14), a deal appears to be in the works.
Kenechi Udeze entered the NFL as a first round draft pick for the Minnesota Vikings in 2004, showing promise on the defensive line before his career was ended in 2007 due to a battle with lymphoblastic leukemia. After a successful fight with cancer, Udeze has found himself back in the NFL and entering a new era with his old team.
In the wake of the Baltimore Ravens’ thrilling Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans, GuySpeed had the chance to talk with Fox and NFL Network broadcaster Brian Billick, who coached the Ravens to their first Super Bowl championship in Super Bowl XXXV twelve years ago.
While many coaches are gearing up for bowl season, it's that time of year when many other underperforming college college coaches get their walking papers. This year, some big names--including the winningest coach in Cal history and a guy who won a national title less than two years ago--headline the list of coaches who have been fired.
Coaches moving from the college ranks to the NFL tend not to work out. For every Jimmy Johnson success story, there are the disappointments of Barry Switzer (Johnson's successor in Dallas), Steve Spurrier, Lou Holtz and Nick Saban—all extremely successful NCAA coaches who, for whatever reason, couldn't find the same level of achievement in the pros.
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