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Posts Tagged ‘Vince Young.’

Texas AD wants to keep Mack Brown as football coach

 

Mack Brown of Texas in 2006 (photo by Andreanna & Johntex via wikipedia commons)

Despite what the Texas Longhorns’ fans and alumni think of  head football coach Mack Brown, his athletic director, DeLoss Dodds says he wants him to stay on as long as he wants.

There are rumors and speculation that after the Longhorns up-and-down 2011 season that Brown would be forced to retire or would be fired. Texas ended the season at 8-5 with a win in the Holiday Bowl.

The Texas Board of Regents had a meeting recently to discuss a four-year contract extension to keep the 60-year-old Brown until at least the year 2020.

Brown makes $5.2 million a year with a raise of $100,000 yearly raise. His record in 14 years at Texas is 141-39 with a national championship in 2005 with Vince Young at quarterback.

 

Info compiled from Radio & TV news

 

 

Titans ownership changes mind, Fisher won’t return

Jeff Fisher (photo by Major Annmarie Daneker via wikipedia commons)

After the recently completed NFL regular-season, the Tennessee Titans announced that head coach Jeff Fisher would be returning for 2011.

But in a mind-boggling, shocking move, the team parted ways with the popular Fisher, the franchise’s coach since 1994, when it was the Houston Oilers.

Fisher, who put in 16 years with the franchise, was on track to coach the final year of his contract and be paid $6.5 million.

There had been a power struggle between controversial quarterback Vince Young and Jeff Fisher when the coach benched him early in the season.

After the season, Titans owner Bud Adams said he was on Fisher’s side, but changed his mind this week.

Fisher, a USC alumnus and former NFL player, was promoted from defensive coordinator to interim coach with six games left in the 1994 season.

The 52-year-old Fisher, compiled a 147-126 record with the Titans and Oilers including postseason. He won four division titles and made the playoffs six times. His 1999 team, led by the late Steve McNair at quarterback, lost to the St. Louis Rams in the Super Bowl.

Fisher has coached more NFL games for one franchise than all but six Hall of Fame coaches: George Halas, Tom Landry, Don Shula, Chuck Noll, Curly Lambeau and Bud Grant. He ranks third among active coaches in career wins, behind only Bill Belichick (176) and Mike Shanahan (160) and he is 20th all-time in coaching wins.

compiled from NFL reports & Tennessee Titans news

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Kerry Collins rescues Tennessee again!

The Tennessee Titans won the battle of backup quarterbacks Monday night as the humbled the Jacksonville Jaguars, 30-3 in Jacksonville, Florida.

The win put them in a three-way tie for first in the AFC South Division with Indianapolis and Houston.

Kerry Collins (NFL)

Vince Young was knocked out of the game on the second series because of a sprained left knee, and Kerry Collins led the 4-2 Titans on five scoring drives in a row.

Chris Johnson finished with 111 yards rushing on 20 carries for Tennessee.

David Garrard left the game late in the first half with a concussion and was replaced by Trent Edwards.

On three drives inside the Tennessee 20-yard line, Jacksonville, now 3-3, turned it over twice and had to settle for a field goal.

compiled from staff & NFL news

NFL NOTES

Bengals Marvin Lewis (NFL)

Compiled by staff and wire reports

* Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis says that he wants to bring back safety Roy Williams and defensive tackle Tank Johnson. Some members of the Cincinnati area media wonder why Lewis wants Williams back for 2010 considering he missed the final 12 games with a chronic forearm injury. Johnson had 29 tackles and two sacks in 13 starts for Mike Zimmer’s defense.

Meanwhile Coach Lewis is entering the final year of his contract and says he isn’t worried about being a potential lameduck coach. “I’m only thinking about 2010.”

* Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young has two more seasons and $20 million left on his contract. Not to mention  a $4.25 million roster bonus which will be due March 10. Young is looking for an extension. He regained his starting role after the Titans 0-6 start and led the team toan 8-2 finish down the stretch.

* New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith just a few weeks ago hired CAA to handle his contract negotiations. Smith will be due $550,000 in 2010, the final year of his rookie contract. Smith caught 107 passes for 1,220 yards and seven touchdowns in 2009.