Hired to be Fired: NFL Coaches in 1975

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Hired to be Fired: NFL Coaches in 1975

The average tenure of an NFL Head Coach is only 3.2 years. There are only 32 Head Coach positions in the NFL. On average, about 6 to 7 jobs open up every year because coaches are fired. The pressure to WIN and win QUICKLY is immense. Let's take a little trip back in time almost 50 years and examine who was coaching in the NFL in 1975. I will provide to you the name of the coach. Your task is to determine which team the man was coaching at that time. Ready? Here we go !

Ernie Hefferle:

Paul Wiggin:

Lou Saban:

John Ralston:

Ted Marchibroda:

Jack Pardee:

Bill Arnsparger:

Bart Starr:

Forrest Gregg:

Chuck Fairbanks:

Tommy Prothro:

Don Shula:

Paul Brown:

Chuck Noll:

Marion Campbell:

Chuck Knox:

Ken Shipp:

Rick Forzano:

Bum Phillips:

Don Coryell:

Dick Nolan:

Tom Landry:

George Allen:

John Madden:

Bud Grant:

Hired to be Fired: NFL Coaches in 1975

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Dave Morrissey

Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.