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Who's on Bill's coaching tree?

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  1. ctpatsfan77

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    I know there are at least seven NCAA/NFL head coaches:

    * Romeo Crennel for the Browns
    * Eric Mangini for the Jets
    * Nick Saban for the Dolphins
    * Charlie Weis at Notre Dame
    * Kirk Ferentz at Iowa
    * Pat Hill at Fresno State
    * Al Groh at Virginia

    Anyone missing at the HC level?

    And what about lower levels?

    [And, come to think of it, why is Belichick's tree not usually seen as a derivative of Parcells' tree? Is it b/c Parcells has yet to win a SB without Belichick?]
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    I don't count Groh as BB's, he was DC for Parcells when BP brought BB in to coach under Groh and teach him how to be a DC. Swartz the DC for Tennessee will extend the coaching tree some day.

    You can't do a proper BB tree without doing personnel guys: Pioli, Phil Savage, Ozzie Newsome, Tannenbaum (Asst GM for the Jets), I think Litst(sp?) with the Eagles started out under BB too.

    It seems to me that BB has a coaching tree the same way Walsh and Lombardi have coaching trees, they dominated. Parcells and Gibbs win, but they don't seem to develop coaches the way Walsh and BB do/did.

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