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2013 NFL Coaching Carousel

By Doug Lancy on 01-18-2013

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The regular season has ended, and so has the chance to coach an NFL team for some. And so we turn our heads to the yearly event of replacing the man responsible for a teams success or failure (or maybe just the scapegoat). Below are possible candidates based upon information garnered from the teams and rumor mills. Candidates that have been hired by another team have been crossed off.

Updated: 1/18/2013


Arizona Cardinals

New Coach: Bruce Arians
Old Coach: Ken Whisenhunt - Story
Possible Coaches: Jay Gruden, Ray Horton, Mike McCoy, Andy Reid, Lovie Smith

Buffalo Bills

New Coach: Doug Marrone - Story
Old Coach: Chan Gailey - Story
Possible Coaches: Ray Horton, Chip Kelly, Doug Marrone, Mike McCoy, Lovie Smith, Ken Whisenhunt

Chicago Bears

New Coach: Marc Trestman
Old Coach: Lovie Smith - Story
Possible Coaches: Bruce Arians, Keith Armstrong, Darrell Bevell, Pete Carmichael, Tom Clements, Joe DeCamillis, Rick Dennison, Mike McCoy, Mike Preifer, Andy Reid, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Singletary, Mike Sullivan, Dave Toub, Marc Trestman

Cleveland Browns

New Coach: Rob Chudzinski - Story
Old Coach: Pat Shurmur - Story
Possible Coaches: Bruce Arians, Rob Chudzinski, Ray Horton, Chip Kelly, Aaron Kromer, Doug Marrone, Greg Roman, Marc Trestman, Ken Whisenhunt

Jacksonville Jaguars

New Coach: Gus Bradley
Old Coach: Mike Mularkey - Story
Possible Coaches: Brian Schottenheimer, Mel Tucker

Kansas City Chiefs

New Coach: Andy Reid - Story
Old Coach: Romeo Crennel - Story
Possible Coaches: Bruce Arians, Keith Armstrong, Kirk Ferentz, Andy Reid, Lovie Smith

Philadelphia Eagles

New Coach: Chip Kelly
Old Coach: Andy Reid - Story
Possible Coaches: Bruce Arians, Keith Armstrong, Brian Billick, Gus Bradley, Jay Gruden, Brian Kelly, Chip Kelly, Doug Marrone, Mike McCoy, Mike Nolan, Bill O'Brien, Lovie Smith

San Diego Chargers

New Coach: Mike McCoy
Old Coach: Norv Turner - Story
Possible Coaches: Bruce Arians, Gus Bradley, Tom Clements, Perry Fewell, Jay Gruden, Doug Marrone, Lovie Smith, Ken Whisenhunt

The Candidates:

  • Bruce Arians (Current Colts Offensive Coordinator) - Hired by the Arizona Cardinals
  • Keith Armstrong (Current Falcons Special Teams Coach)
  • Darrell Bevell (Current Seahawks Offensive Coordinator)
  • Brian Billick (Former Ravens Head Coach)
  • Todd Bowles (Current Eagles Defensive Backs Coach, Former Dolphins Interim Head Coach)
  • Gus Bradley (Current Seahwaks Defensive Coordinator) - Hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Dom Capers (Current Packers Defensive Coordinator)
  • Pete Carmichael (Current Saints Offensive Coordinator)
  • Brad Childress (Former Browns Offensive Coordinator, Former Vikings Head Coach)
  • Rob Chudzinski (Current Panthers Offensive Coordinator) - Hired by the Cleveland Browns
  • Tom Clements (Current Packers Quarterback Coach)
  • Bill Cowher (Former Steelers Head Coach)
  • Joe DeCamillis (Current Cowboys Special Team Coordinator)
  • Rick Dennison (Current Texans Offensive Coordinator)
  • Perry Fewell (Current Giants Defensive Cooordiantor)
  • Kirk Ferentz (Current Iowa Hawkeyes Head Coach)
  • Pat Fitzgerald (Current Northwestern Wildcats Head Coach)
  • Jerry Gray (Current Titans Defensive Coordinator)
  • Russ Grimm (Former Cardinals Offensive Line Coach)
  • Jay Gruden (Current Bengals Offensive Coordinator)
  • Jon Gruden (Former Buccaneers Head Coach)
  • Todd Haley (Current Steelers Offensive Coordinator)
  • Ray Horton (Current Cardinals Defensive Coordinator)
  • Brian Kelly (Current Notre Dame Fighting Irish Head Coach) - Announced he will be staying at Notre Dame
  • Chip Kelly (Current Oregon Ducks Head Coach) - Announced he will be staying at Oregon, Hired by the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Dirk Koetter (Current Falcons Offensive Coordinator) - Announced he will be staying at Atlanta
  • Aaron Kromer (Current Saints Offensive Line Coach)
  • Doug Marrone (Current Syracuse Orange Head Coach) - Hired by the Buffalo Bills
  • Mike McCoy (Current Broncos Offensive Coordinator) - Hired by the San Diego Chargers
  • Josh McDaniels (Current Patriots Offensive Coordinator) - Announced he will be staying at New England
  • Marty Mornhinweg (Current Eagle Offensive Coordinator)
  • Winston Moss (Current Packers Assistant Head Coach)
  • Mike Nolan (Current Falcons Defensive Coordinator)
  • Bill O'Brien (Current Penn St Nittany Lions Head Coach) - Announced he will be staying at Penn St
  • Wade Phillips (Current Texans Defensive Coordinator, Former Cowboys Head Coach)
  • Mike Preifer (Current Vikings Special Teams Coach)
  • Andy Reid (Former Eagles Head Coach) - Hired by the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Nick Saban (Current Alabama Crimson Tide Head Coach)
  • Steve Sarkisian (Current Washington Huskies Head Coach)
  • Marty Schottenheimer (Current Virginia Destroyers [UFL] Head Coach, Former Chargers Head Coach)
  • Brad Seely (Current 49ers Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Kyle Shanahan (Current Redskins Offensive Coordinator)
  • Mike Sherman (Current Dolphins Offensive Coordinator, Former Texas A&M Head Coach)
  • Mike Singletary (Current Vikings Linebackers Coach)
  • Lovie Smith (Former Bears Head Coach)
  • Steve Spagnuolo (Current Saints Defensive Coordinator, Former Rams Head Coach)
  • Mike Sullivan (Current Buccaneers Offensive Coordinator)
  • Mike Tice (Current Bears Offensive Coordinator, Former Vikings Head Coach)
  • Dave Toub (Current Bears Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Marc Trestman (Current Montreal Alouettes [CFL] Head Coach) - Hired by the Chicago Bears
  • Ken Whisenhunt (Former Cardinals Head Coach)
  • Mike Zimmer (Current Bengals Defensive Coordinator)

Doug Lancy is the Senior Editor for NFLDraft101.com. You can reach him at dlancy@nfldraft101.com and follow on twitter: draft101


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