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Although the knock to his success is that he is a college coach his pedigree and his brother's pro success I think make him a very interesting candidate. I could go for this one. The Panther connection is fun.

True his brother has been extremely successful. However John spent 10 years coaching for the Philadelphia Eagles before getting the HC job in Baltimore.

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Keep 'em comin Mr. Scot!!!!

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True his brother has been extremely successful. However John spent 10 years coaching for the Philadelphia Eagles before getting the HC job in Baltimore.

Jim has had other valuable experience....an NFL QB, an NFL coach, successful HC at 2 programs. I think he is our guy.

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Underrated right now...

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Zimmer

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Stanford had only one way to go and that was up. Sound familiar? Like when we signed John Fox and he was the next best think since 3 piece bikinis

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Underrated right now...

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Zimmer

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Shelmon

Zimmer's my next profile (ironically enough, I think that's the pic I have for him too).

Everything I've read about Harbaugh's personality - sideline antics, confrontations, etc - makes me think he'd be a lot more fun for the beat writers to cover than Fox has been.

(whether or not that's a good thing is a matter of perspective, I suppose)

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Harbaugh has pulled Stanford out of the dumpster in 4 years and has brought them to elite status.

I simply can't see Jerry Richardson pulling the trigger on this kind of hire however.

This is Al Davis Jon Gruden/Lane Kiffin type material here.

Although Gruden had so much more Pro coaching experience. Harbaugh is virtuall bare in this category.

His best record was 8-5 last season, you call that elite? The Pac 10 was as weak as it ever has been last season. Stanford was rock bottom when he got there and could only improve. If you going by that we need to hire Tyrone Willingham, he had many better seasons at Stanford than Harbaugh did last season

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Everything I've read about Harbaugh's personality 9sideline antics, confrontations, etc) makes me think he'd be a lot more fun for the beat writers to cover than Fox has been.

(whether or not that's a good thing is a matter of perspective, I suppose)

As the ancient Chinese curse goes: May you live in interesting times...

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MIKE ZIMMER

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CURRENT JOB: Defensive Coordinator, Cincinnati Bengals

HISTORY: Bengals DC (2008-present) Falcons DC (2007) Cowboys DC (2000-2006) Cowboys Defensive Assistant, DB Coach (1994-1999) fourteen years college coaching experience, mostly as a DC

DOB: 06/05/56 (54)

STRENGTHS: History of success at the pro level. Defenses have consistently performed at a high level. Was a constant in Dallas even when the head coaching position was a revolving door. Worked under, and was highly regarded by, legendary coach Bill Parcells. Coached both 4-3 and 3-4 schemes in Dallas. Even though Parcells tenure was his first time ever running a 3-4, Zimmer coached it well.

QUESTIONS: Perennial bridesmaid. Has been talked about as a head coaching candidate since his days in Dallas but from what I can find, has never actually netted an interview.

PANTHER CONNECTIONS: Coaches alongside former Panther assistants Chip Morton (strength and conditioning, 1995-1998) and Darrin Simmons (special teams assistant, 1999-2002) Coached against the Panthers for one season as part of Bobby Petrino’s staff in Atlanta. Panthers and Falcons split that year (so did Petrino).

WHO HE MIGHT BRING WITH HIM: Ken Zampese, current Bengals QB coach and a candidate for the Panthers OC job that eventually went to Jeff Davidson. Current Bengal OC Bob Bratkowski is also a possibility since Zimmer and Bratkowski are close friends. A really wild scenario could see Zimmer getting Jason Garrett as an OC if Garrett were to depart Dallas (Zimmer coached for several years while Garrett was a player) but that's highly unlikely. Garrett as a head coach with Zimmer as his OC is only slightly less out there.

WHY WE MIGHT NOT GET HIM: If Marvin Lewis isn't retained (he's a lame duck like Fox) then he could get an offer for the Bengals job. Also, like Frazier, he could be a hot commodity.

ODDS AND ENDS: Third oldest on the current list of candidates (Heimerdinger is the oldest, Keith Butler is second by only a month). No pro playing experience. Unusual college career at Illinois State in that he started off as a quarterback but later moved to linebacker. Wife Vikki died tragically last year. Players rallied around him after. Vikki was said to have sometimes baked cookies and brownies for players whom Zimmer had ripped in practice the day before.

ANALYSIS: Zimmer’s was my top candidate for a longtime, but more recently I've jumped on the Jim Harbaugh bandwagon. I’ve admitted all along that there are questions about him as there are with anyone. It’s fair to wonder, with his record, why he might not have been interviewed for a head coaching position before. Does he want to be a head coach? You’d think so, but who knows?

Regardless, time spent in the Bengals organization has hurt his rep a lot (kind of like it does with everybody who goes there). Mike Brown is like the anti-Midas. Everything he touches turns to crap. Zimmer's still a good guy in my opinion, and my hope right now is that he has the chance to rehab his career somewhere else. Not likely it'll be in Charlotte, though.

READ UP: Bengals Coaching Bio

WATCH: NFL All Access: Mike Zimmer

UPDATE (11/8): Any scenarios involving Jason Garrett are pretty well off the table now that Garrett's been named Head Coach of the Cowboys.

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the second video is the best--I fugging LOVE his intensity. and he doesn't chew gum!

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I still think Zimmer may be to old...he is 54.I think we would go younger than that.

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