Dennis Green has found his way back to the gridiron sidelines. And just like fellow former NFL coaches Jim Fassel and Jim Haslett, his new employer is the upstart United Football League.
The ARIZONA REPUBLIC further reports that former Chargers defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell will be joining the above trio as field generals for the newest pigskin revolution. So, now that the coaches have been chosen - who’s going where?
Green is good to go for San Francisco. Fassel will be leading Las Vegas. Haslett takes over in Orlando. And Cottrell is in control in New York.
Here’s what UFL commish Michael Huyghue said about the fearsome foursome (courtesy PRO FOOTBALL TALK):
“When seeking coaches for the UFL we set out to find the most outstanding individuals to lead our teams. We sought leaders with successful NFL backgrounds, who were excellent communicators and teachers of the game and were excited about building new franchises. We were fortunate to find four individuals who embody these attributes. These men are truly winners in every sense of the word.”
Well, one could argue that if they were true winners, they would still have jobs in the National Football League. But while spoil a happy occasion? In today’s economy, we should be glad that anyone can find work.
And with Denny on board, we can’t wait to see the sequel to this:
Better get those TiVos set to Versus this October!