07 January 2011

Coaches that weren't

In honor of Mike Haywood, College football coach at Pittsburgh, correction, ex-football coach at Pittsburgh.  He was hired to be the replacement for their program, and before he got a chance to coach his first game, the BBVA Compass Bowl on Saturday, he was fired after being arrested over domestic assault charges.  He never coached a game.

Let's take a look at another coach, who never coached a game for the team he was hired.

Bill Belichick was to be the coach to replace Bill Parcells when he left the NY Jets, but five minutes before the press conference to announce his hiring as head football coach, Belichick bolted for the northeast.  He left the Jets at the coaching press conference for the New England Patriots.  The Patriots were forced to lose a draft pick that year because of the "tampering" since Belichick was under contract at the time with the Jets.

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