2006 NFL coaching changes
A rundown of the NFL coaching changes after the 2006 season.
Updated: February 19, 2007, 2:28 PM ETESPN.com
A rundown of the NFL coaching changes after the 2006 season:
|TEAM||OLD COACH||NEW COACH|
Dennis Green -- Story
Green was dismissed one day after the Cardinals concluded a 5-11 season with a 27-20 loss at San Diego. He finished with a 16-32 record at Arizona.
Ken Whisenhunt -- Story
Under Whisenhunt, who has been Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator since 2004, the Steelers' offense was ranked No. 7 in the NFL in 2006.
Marty Schottenheimer -- Story
Schottenheimer was fired in a shocking move by team president Dean Spanos, who cited a "dysfunctional situation" between the coach and general manager A.J. Smith.
Norv Turner -- Story
Turner was 58-82-1 in head coaching stints with Washington and Oakland. He takes over a team that was an NFL-best 14-2 but melted down in the playoffs.
Bill Parcells -- Story
Parcells retired after a difficult 9-7 season in which the Cowboys lost in the first round of the playoffs when Tony Romo's hold on a late field-goal attempt went awry.
Wade Phillips -- Story
Phillips is 48-39 as a head coach in the NFL, but 0-3 in the playoffs -- and Dallas hasn't won a postseason game in 10 seasons.
Nick Saban -- Story
Ending weeks of denials and two days of deliberation, Saban accepted the Alabama job and abandoned his bid to rebuild Miami after only 2 seasons.
Cam Cameron -- Story
The former Chargers offensive coordinator becomes the Dolphins' fifth coach since Don Shula retired in 1995.
Jim Mora -- Story
The Falcons lost six of their final eight games in 2005 to miss the playoffs, and they finished 7-9 this season by losing seven of the last nine contests.
Bobby Petrino -- Story
Petrino led the Louisville Cardinals to a 41-9 record in four seasons, and a 12-1 mark in 2006 that included an Orange Bowl win over Wake Forest.
Art Shell -- Story
Al Davis said it was a mistake to fire Shell back in 1994. It wasn't this time. The Raiders were a mess on and off the field all season.
Lane Kiffin -- Story
Kiffin, 31, is 14 months younger than John Madden was when the Hall of Fame coach took over the Raiders in 1969.
Bill Cowher -- Story
One year after winning the Super Bowl, Cowher resigned with one year left on his contract to spend more time with his family.
Mike Tomlin -- Story
Tomlin becomes only the third Steelers coach in 38 years and the first black head coach in their 74-year history.
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