Mooch is OUTTA HERE and perhaps the next Lions Head Coach!!

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  1. Mark Lee

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    ESPN.com is reporting that Steve Mariucci's been released from the last year of his contract:
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/news/2003/0115/1493146.html
    So who's next for the 'Niners?
    (Didn't know if this was supposed to go in the NFL playoffs mega-thread, but hey, since the 'Niners are currently watching the playoffs from home -- hee hee!! -- I thought it deserved its own thread.)
     
  2. Scott Merryfield

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    If the Detroit Lions were smart, they would immediately fire Mornhinweg and hire Mariucci as their head coach. Of course, using "smart" and "Detroit Lions" in the same sentence is an entirely foreign concept to me... [​IMG]
    Expect Dennis Green to get the San Fran job. He's from the Bill Walsh coaching factory.
     
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    Does Mooch land in J-Ville now?
     
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    Reports are that he has no interest in the Jacksonville job and Jacksonville has no interest in him.
    As much as I like Mike Sherman, I would love to see the Pack fire him and bring in Mooch. [​IMG]
    This feeling stems from the horrible play calling in the Jets and Falcons games. [​IMG]
    -Dean-
     
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    Dennis Green.
    Because his team never folded in the playoffs [​IMG]
    Mooch is a great coach...he'll land a team.
    Take care,
    Chuck
     
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    The Bungles!
     
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    Yea, good luck with Dennis Green. It took us WAY too long to get rid of that big TURD!!!!!!!
     
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    Wonder how an Ohio State-Bungles matchup would play out? I would presume that the Buckeyes would have most of the crowd on their side....
     
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    Big Niners fan here. I'm disappointed to see Mariucci go. I thought he was doing a good job. They made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs with no defense. I wanted to give him at least another year. I'm pretty nervous about Dennis Green coming in.
     
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    The Detroit News is reporting that the Lions have fired Marty Mornhinweg and are hiring Mariucci as his replacement.
    http://www.detnews.com/2003/lions/03...ions-70031.htm
     
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    Here's another story about the firing and perhaps new hiring of Mooch. Looks like Millen might have figured out what was in his best interest by getting himself a real head coach and maybe, a local guy wanting to come home to Michigan.
    Crawdaddy
     
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    From the ESPN article:
     
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    Tis what I'm thinking Scott. Mooch isn't a certainty yet but then again I don't think they'd fire their other coach w/o something up their sleeves.
    Then again I'm not a Lions fan so I don't know what to expect [​IMG]
     
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    After listening to interviews with Millen this afternoon, he is really tap dancing around the Mariucci situation. It appears to be due to the NFL's guidelines for hiring head coaches, which includes interviewing minority candidates for vacant positions. That means the Lions cannot just come out and hire Mooch without following a process dictated by the league.

    There are lots of rumors flying around town, but the top candidates appear to be Mariucci and Dennis Green, with most of the money on Mooch. After all, if they had wanted Green, they could have hired him already, but Mariucci just became available. Millen wanted Mooch two years ago when he first took the Detroit job, but he was not available and Matt settled for Mariucci's offensive coordinator, Mornhinweg.
     
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    Well if Mariuchi does get the Lions job it'll be as good an opportunity as any to show what kind of a difference he makes as a coach. At least he'd be in the position of being a local-boy come home.

    Inheriting the Niners like he did, I don't think he ever fully gained the respect of the organization...especially with his failure in getting them back to the Superbowl, and despite the job he did in getting the team through their salary-cap/personnel troubles (or do Donahue/McVay/Walsh take credit for that?).

    I guess it was just his bad luck to follow two coaches who won 5 Superbowls between them.
     
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    The NFL's requirements for hiring a head coach - with regard to the 'fairness in hiring' aspect - are laughable. If the Lions are set on hiring Mariucci, they still must interview at least one minority applicant.
    If I were a minority person and I were flown in - because of league mandate - for this sham of an interview, I would view it as a waste of my time and a colossal insult.
    Jon
     

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