Yep, old Pete is giving the NFL another shot. To me, Pete is one of those coaches that needs to stay in college. He had great success at USC. His Trojans appeared in two national championship games, beating Oklahoma, and losing to Texas. His record at USC an astounding 83-19. He was hired by the Jets in 1994, finished with a record of 6-10 and fired after one year. He took over for Parcells and his New England team and won the AFC East but bowed out to the Steelers in the AFC Divisional round. The next year the Pats' were out in the Wild-Card round and in year three they miss the playoffs completely and Carroll was fired. To me, there are some coaches that need to stay in college. Pete is one of them. So let's look back on some of the should have stayed as college coaches.
Hired by the Redskins for the 2003 season, the team was not too bad finishing 7-9. The next year the team was 5-11 and Dallas smashed them 27-0 in the final game of the season. He resigned the next year.
I could have coached the Dallas Cowboys that year. Switzer gets out coached by Bill Cowher in the Super Bowl, Aikman and company bail him out.He is aptly nick named "Bozo the Coach."
This guy bolted for Arkansas after his QB was found guilty of dog fighting. He was 3-10 that year.
Walked the sidelines as the Browns skipper in 2001, his Brownies ended up 7-9. The next year a 9-7 playoff team. In 2003, a QB controversy creates problems. Davis cuts Tim Couch he brings in Jeff Garcia and starts out of the gate at 3-8. He resigns that year. But then again this is Cleveland.
In 2005, Miami ended up 3-7. The next year Miami was expected to return to the playoffs. Instead, they ended up 6-10. Saban takes the first boat out of Miami Harbor and ends up in Alabama.
Hired in 1995 to coach Seattle, his first year ended up 8-8 and the team missed the playoffs. In 1996 and 1997 Seattle was 7-9 and 8-8. After a hot start in 1998 the Seahawks folded. Erickson returned to the 49ers in 2003 with GM Terry Donahue and the two are terminated in 2003 with a 2-14 record.
Mike Riley left college in 1999 to coach the Chargers. He was back in 2004. San Diego was 14-34 under his tutelage.
He was 19-30 at Atlanta. He was 12-0 at Hawaii. Quite a difference.
Not a head coach, but he served as the 49ers GM for four years. He should have stayed at UCLA.