Career history: New York Giants, 7 seasons.
Career record: 58-53-1
Postseason: 3 appearances, 2-3, lost to Baltimore in Super Bowl XXXV
UFL Las Vegas head coach - 4-2, won the league's inaugural title.
Head Coach at Utah for 5 seasons: 25-33; no bowl appearances.
Jim Fassel is one ex-head coach that can't seem to get back into the ranks. He was linked to the Washington job twice (losing to Joe Gibbs and Jim Zorn), as well as the Rams. He even wrote letters to Al Davis about the Raiders job, but wasn't even given a sniff.
Jim led the Giants to the Super Bowl, no small accomplishment, but one playoff appearance over the next 3 years (a loss) ended his stint with the Giants. His big downfall appears to be that he was brought to the Ravens to improve their offense, yet they ranked near the bottom his 2 years there.
Unlike some other head coaches out there after being fired, Jim tried to keep his name in the minds of owners as a coordinator; however, his failure seems to have destroyed any credibility he had. It is doubtful that winning the UFL championship is enough to get him back to head coach status any time soon.
Prognosis: Barring a repeat UFL championship, it appears Fassel's best choice is to return to college coaching where he can establish a name for himself yet again. The key is finding a school he can be successful at, while still gaining the notoriety he needs.