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The 6 Fattest Coaches in the NCAA and NFL

Ralph LongoAnalyst IIIDecember 25, 2011

The 6 Fattest Coaches in the NCAA and NFL

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    Romeo Crennel is definitely one of the biggest coaches in the NFL. The current interim-head coach of the Chiefs previously coached for the Cleveland Browns. In Cleveland, Romeo took over for one-time fat man Eric Mangini, who has since significantly slimmed down. 

    It looks like Crennel has a good chance to be Todd Haley's permanent replacement in Kansas City. Maybe if he gets another head coaching job, it'll give him some motivation to slim down? Probably not, but Crennel could sure use some time on the treadmill. 

Rex Ryan

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    Rex Ryan has certainly lost weight in the past few years. When he first got the head coaching job with the Jets, he was flat out huge; he had to be pushing 350 pounds. 

    In recent years, Rex has been able to slim down a good amount. However, he's still a pretty big guy and despite his gastric band surgery, Rex is still one of the NFL heavyweights when it comes to coaches. However, as we'll later see, he's not even the biggest coach in his own family. 

Charlie Weis

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    Charlie Weis is a pretty big dude. Back when he was the offensive coordinator of the Patriots, rumors were that he was almost 500 pounds before having stomach surgery. 

    It's funny because Charlie Weis just took the job at Kansas. Their old head football coach may just be the biggest coach in the history of sports. Unless Sumo wrestlers have coaches, the man Weis replaced just might take the cake...

Rob Ryan

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    Rob Ryan, Rex's twin brother and the defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys, is even bigger. These two put together must weigh almost 700 pounds! 

    Rob is certainly a really big guy, and I can't imagine the plates of turkey and stuffing that must be put down by the brothers when they go over to their dad Buddy's house for Thanksgiving dinner. 

Romeo Crennel

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    Romeo Crennel is definitely one of the biggest coaches in the NFL. The current interim-head coach of the Chiefs previously coached for the Cleveland Browns. In Cleveland, Romeo took over for one-time fat man Eric Mangini, who has since significantly slimmed down. 

    It looks like Crennel has a good chance to be Todd Haley's permanent replacement in Kansas City. If he gets another head coaching job, it might give him some motivation to slim down. Probably not, but Crennel could sure use some time on the treadmill. 

Andy Reid

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    Andy Reid is flat out huge. While not big enough to take the crown as the fattest coach in football, he's certainly very close. Reid is a brilliant coach, and I think the future is bright in Philly despite a down year. Hopefully, Andy won't eat away his sorrows due to the team's poor play this season. 

    To get an idea of how big Reid is, take a look at the above video. This is when Reid was 12 years old, competing against other 12-year-olds in the Punt, Pass and Kick competition in California. Just take a look and you'll know what I mean. 

Mark Mangino

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    Mark Mangino is absolutely huge. Mangino, the former head coach of Kansas, is easily the fattest coach any of us have ever seen in either college football or in the NFL. 

    While Mangino isn't currently an active head coach, I felt that just for the sake of credibility that I had to include him on this list. Mangino will probably go down as the biggest coach in the history of football, unless Rex or Andy decide to go on an enormous ice cream and pizza binge when both of their teams miss the playoffs. 

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