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Fox Sports: Gailey the latest candidate in Pittsburgh

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  1. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Gailey the latest candidate in Pittsburgh

    Associated Press
    Posted: 1 hour ago


    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6360296?FSO2&ATT=MA

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey will be interviewed for the Pittsburgh Steelers' coaching job, the fifth coach to meet with the team since Bill Cowher resigned last week.

    Team owner Dan Rooney and president Art Rooney II plan to meet with Gailey on Saturday, and may hold a second round of interviews with the finalists next week. The Steelers also followed that procedure before hiring Cowher from among four finalists in 1992.
    The Steelers appeared to be winding down their search after meeting previously with Steelers assistants Russ Grimm and Ken Whisenhunt, Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin and Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera. They have not asked for permission to interview any other NFL assistant coaches, but decided Thursday to also interview Gailey.

    Grimm and Whisenhunt have been considered the favorites since the start of the search.

    Whisenhunt, the Steelers' offensive coordinator, also interviewed with the Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and Arizona Cardinals and will have a second interview with Arizona this weekend. Grimm also interviewed with the Cardinals.

    Gailey was a Steelers assistant under Cowher from 1994-97, spending his final two seasons as the offensive coordinator, before becoming Dallas Cowboys coach. He had an 18-16 record in two seasons there, including a 10-6 regular-season mark and a division championship in 1998.

    At Georgia Tech, Gailey has a 37-27 record with four bowl game appearances in as many seasons.
  2. Jay

    Jay Active Member

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    :laugh2:
  3. EndGame

    EndGame Active Member

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    Gailey actually did a good job as OC in Pittsburgh. They like him up there.
  4. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    He did not do a terrible job in Dallas .........
  5. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Personally I like Gailey and hope he gets another shot.
  6. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Gailey did a good job while here, and he is a good coach.
  7. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    I think he'll be fine as long as Aikman isn't on he roster ;)
  8. AmishCowboy

    AmishCowboy if you ain't first, you're last

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    I thought he did a decent job with an aging roster, and he's not to blame for all those bad draft picks.
  9. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    Once again folks, just because you have a so-so stint in one place doesnt mean you are going to be totally horrible when you get your 2nd chance. Just ask Bill Belichek about that.

    Chan Gailey was a decent coach, he had an old team, with high salaries, little control and Jerry mettling all the time. In effect, he was the opposite of Bill Parcells.

    - Mike G.
  10. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication Zone Supporter

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    And he won the Divsion in 1998...so right opposite
  11. Cowboy Bill Watts

    Cowboy Bill Watts Member

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    i thought so, too. i wish him well. he had an unfortunate set of circumstances to deal with while here, including a HOF QB who would not support him.
  12. Cliff

    Cliff Benched

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    I pulled out a Feb.,'96 SI - first one after the SB.... in hindsight, I don't really think Troy liked any1.... initial issues w/Jimmy, he couldn't stand Barry, we all know 'bout the latter years.... :confused:

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