NFL Coaching Search Connections

With the coaching searches underway for numerous NFL teams, we have been told of many names connected to a variety of positions. Some of the names and places are expected and have been reported by other media; others have not and will come into play as the days pass. We run down the names connected with each of the eight NFL openings.

Minnesota Vikings:
Brad Childress – Offensive coordinator Philadelphia Eagles.
Al Saunders – Asst. HC/offensive coordinator Kansas City Chiefs.
Ted Cottrell – Defensive coordinator Minnesota Vikings.
Jim Caldwell – Asst. HC/quarterbacks coach Indianapolis Colts.
Kirk Ferentz – Head coach Iowa Hawkeyes.
Ron Rivera – Defensive coordinator Chicago Bears.
Jim Fassel - Former head coach Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants; currently offensive coordinator Baltimore Ravens.

Green Bay Packers:
Steve Mariucci – Former head coach San Francisco and Detroit; former assistant with the Packers.
Wade Phillips – Former head coach Buffalo and Denver; currently defensive coordinator San Diego.
Brad Childress – Offensive coordinator Philadelphia.

Detroit Lions:
Ron Rivera – Defensive coordinator Chicago Bears.
Mike Singletary – Assistant / Linebackers San Francisco 49ers.
Al Saunders – Asst. HC / Offensive coordinator Kansas City Chiefs.
Mike Martz – Former head coach St. Louis Rams.
Kirk Ferentz – Head coach Iowa Hawkeyes.
Russ Grimm – Asst. HC / Offensive line coach Pittsburgh Steelers.

Oakland Raiders:
Art Shell – Former head coach Oakland Raiders; former offensive line coach Atlanta Falcons.
Butch Davis – Former head coach Cleveland Browns, Miami Hurricanes; former defensive coordinator Dallas Cowboys.
Jim Fassel – Former head coach Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants; currently offensive coordinator Baltimore Ravens.
Sean Payton – Offensive coordinator Dallas Cowboys; former quarterbacks coach New York Giants.
Al Saunders – Asst. HC/Offensive coordinator Kansas City Chiefs.
Jim Haslett – Former head coach New Orleans Saints.
Mike Zimmer – Defensive coordinator Dallas Cowboys

New Orleans Saints:
Donnie Henderson – Defensive coordinator New York Jets.
Ron Rivera – Defensive coordinator Chicago Bears.
Cam Cameron – Offensive coordinator San Diego Chargers.
Sean Payton – Offensive coordinator Dallas Cowboys

Houston Texans:
Cam Cameron – Offensive coordinator San Diego Chargers.
Bob Stoops – Head coach Oklahoma Sooners.
Jerry Gray – Defensive coordinator Buffalo Bills.
Dan Reeves – Current advisor, former head coach Denver, New York Giants, Atlanta.
Gary Kubiak – Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks Denver Broncos.
Mack Brown – Head coach Texas Longhorns.

Kansas City Chiefs:
Herman Edwards – Head coach New York Jets.
Butch Davis - Former head coach Cleveland Browns, Miami Hurricanes; former defensive coordinator Dallas Cowboys.
Al Saunders – Asst. HC/offensive coordinator Kansas City Chiefs.
Bob Stoops – Head coach Oklahoma Sooners.
Jim Fassel – Offensive coordinator Baltimore Ravens

St. Louis Rams:
Ron Rivera – Defensive coordinator Chicago Bears.
Kirk Ferentz – Head coach Iowa Hawkeyes.
Wade Phillips – Defensive coordinator San Diego Chargers.
Butch Davis - Former head coach Cleveland Browns, Miami Hurricanes; former defensive coordinator Dallas Cowboys.
Al Saunders – Asst. HC/offensive coordinator Kansas City Chiefs.
Mike Zimmer – Defensive coordinator Dallas Cowboys

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