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Marty Schottenheimer takes over UFL squad

Posted on: March 23, 2011 1:41 pm
 
Marty Schottenheimer announced he's taking over the UFL's Virginia Destroyers job (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

While most of those who play in the UFL toil in relative obscurity, the league’s owners have done a pretty impressive job of hiring coaches who have big names and give some much-needed credibility to the league.

Among the biggest names are former Giants coach Jim Fassell (Las Vegas Locomotives), former Cardinals coach Dennis Green (California Redwoods), and former Falcons coach Jerry Glanville (just hired by the Hartford Colonials).

But perhaps the biggest get for the league came today when Marty Schottenheimer announced (via Twitter, naturally) that he is the new head coach and GM of the Virginia Destroyers.

This move was expected, but today’s confirmation is sure to build excitement about the relocated UFL franchise (it formerly was known as the Florida Tuskers), especially considering Schottenheimer comes in with some serious credentials as an NFL coach (a 200-126 career record, which makes him, unfortunately for him, the winningest head coach never to take a Super Bowl title).

A quick story about Schottenheimer that I (speaking of timely!) heard just this week.

One Sunday, when Schottenheimer coached in Kansas City, his squad had just beaten its opponent 10-7, when Chiefs president Carl Peterson and his guest, pass offense guru and legend Sid Gillman, visited him in the postgame locker room.

Gillman, by that time long retired, continued to watch current game film to keep up to date on the latest happenings in pro football. Knowing that Gillman regularly watched film of his team, Schottenheimer asked Gillman what he thought about the Chiefs offense.

Gillman’s response: “Marty, you have no offense.”

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Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: March 24, 2011 9:18 pm
 

Marty Schottenheimer takes over UFL squad

The knock on Shotty is his NFL playoff record.  Got him fired in San Diego.



Since: Feb 14, 2009
Posted on: March 23, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Marty Schottenheimer takes over UFL squad

It will be good to watch him run the ball on every down in order to protect a 7 pt lead with 10 minutes to go again. Marty Ball lives!




Since: Feb 19, 2011
Posted on: March 23, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Marty Schottenheimer takes over UFL squad

Hopefully he takes his son with him so the Jets can get a real offensive coordinator.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: March 23, 2011 6:06 pm
 

Marty Schottenheimer takes over UFL squad

I suspect that in a few years we will read about another coaching great joining the UFL...Norv Turner. The man has coached teams to several Super Bowl wins and helped countless other play in the title game. Oh wait. As of this writing Norv Turner has done none of those things and chances are that he will never accomplish those things in the NFL or the UFL. The guy should just stick to being a great offensive coordinator instead of simply being an awful head coach. But I don't blame him. Head coaches make alot more than offensive coordinators. But you have to wonder...how successful he could have been if had stuck to what he did best. Oh well. I suppose in life nothing is certain. Mike McCarthy was one of the wrost offensive coordinators the 49ers had ever had. But eventually McCarthy proved that he is a half decent head coach....he even won a Super Bowl...something Norv Turner has not done. I suppose NFL owners should look to hiring more mediocre or incompetent coordinators as head coaches because Norv Turner and a few head coaches have proven that simply being a great coordinator does not usually translate to head coaching success.


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