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Breaking down the league's head coaches


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A lot of talk about what kind of coach the Panthers should hire (if Rivera is out).

Let's look at where the rest of the league is.

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First off, offense vs defense:

OFFENSIVE COACHES:

Andy Reid

Bruce Arians

Chip Kelly

Doug Marrone

Gary Kubiak

Jason Garrett

Jim Harbaugh

Joe Philbin

Marc Trestman

Mike McCarthy

Mike McCoy

Mike Munchak

Mike Shanahan

Rob Chudzinski

Sean Payton

Tom Coughlin

DEFENSIVE COACHES:

Bill Belichick

Chuck Pagano

Dennis Allen

Greg Schiano

Gus Bradley

Jeff Fisher

Jim Schwartz

John Fox

Leslie Frazier

Marvin Lewis

Mike Smith

Mike Tomlin

Pete Carroll

Rex Ryan

Ron Rivera

SPECIAL TEAMS COACHES:

John Harbaugh

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Next question...What were they doing before they were hired for their current job?

NFL DEFENSIVE COORDINATORS (10)

Chuck Pagano

Dennis Allen

Gus Bradley

Jim Schwartz

Leslie Frazier

Marvin Lewis

Mike Smith

Mike Tomlin

Rex Ryan

Ron Rivera

NFL OFFENSIVE COORDINATORS (7)

Bruce Arians

Gary Kubiak

Jason Garrett

Joe Philbin

Mike McCarthy

Mike McCoy

Rob Chudzinski

NFL HEAD COACHES (5)

Andy Reid (formerly a Quarterback Coach)

Jeff Fisher (former Defensive Coordinator)

John Fox (former Defensive Coordinator)

Mike Shanahan (former Offensive Coordinator)

Tom Coughlin (former College Head Coach, NFL position coach)

NFL POSITION COACHES (3)

Bill Belichick

Mike Munchak

Sean Payton

COLLEGE HEAD COACHES (5)

Chip Kelly

Doug Marrone

Greg Schiano

Jim Harbaugh

Pete Carroll

OTHER (2)

John Harbaugh (NFL Special Teams Coach)

Marc Trestman (CFL Head Coach)

NOTES:

- Bill Belichick had been both an NFL head coach and a defensive coordinator before becoming coach of the Patriots.

- Bruce Arians was an interim head coach while Chuck Pagano was ill, but his official position was still as an OC.

- Tom Coughlin and Jim Harbaugh both had experience coaching in the NFL before getting their college head coaching jobs.

- Likewise, Pete Carroll had been an NFL head coach twice as well as a very successful defensive coordinator before coaching USC.

- John Harbaugh has experience coaching in all phases of the game, but made his name in the pros coaching special teams.

- Marc Trestman had several years experience as an offensive coach in the NFL before going to Canada.

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And finally, let's take a look at who's been competing in - and winning - the big game over the last decade:

2013 - John Harbaugh defeated Jim Harbaugh

2012 - Tom Coughlin defeated Bill Belichick

2011 - Mike McCarthy defeated Mike Tomlin

2010 - Sean Payton defeated Tony Dungy

2009 - Mike Tomlin defeated Ken Whisenhunt

2008 - Tom Coughlin defeated Bill Belichick

2007 - Tony Dungy defeated Lovie Smith

2006 - Mike Tomlin defeated Mike Holmgren

2005 - Bill Belichick defeated Andy Reid

2004 - Bill Belichick defeated John Fox

2003 - Jon Gruden defeated Bill Callahan

2002 - Bill Belichick defeated Dick Vermeil

2001 - Brian Billick defeated Jim Fassel

2000 - Dick Vermeil defeated Jeff Fisher

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Breaking it down...

Numbers tell you the best position to get an NFL head coaching job from is still a pro coordinator (DCs beat OCs by a narrow margin). Guys like Nick Saban, Bobby Petrino and Steve Spurrier made it tough for college coaches to get a look for a while there. Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll may be helping rebuild their image, though truthfully, it's kind of a misnomer to refer to Pete Carroll as a college coach. He had loads of experience as an NFL coach (including two head coaching stints) but his rep had taken a hit before he did some image rehab at USC.

Harbaugh and Coughlin aren't exactly pure college coaches either. Coughlin was a pro position coach before going to Boston College. Harbaugh had a few years on the Raiders staff, but was a pro player for way longer than he was a pro coach (his last year was with the Panthers). Doug Marrone and Greg Schiano have pro experience too: Schiano spent three years as a Chicago Bears defensive assistant (Ron Rivera was also on staff for the last two of those) and Doug Marrone had a three year stint as OC for the New Orleans Saints.

The only pure college coach on the list: Chip Kelly, whose grade so far is most definitely an incomplete.


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