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Keeping track of all the head-coaching changes in the NFL

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Team 2008 coach 2009 coach Notes
Herm Edwards
Todd Haley Feb. 6: After a thorough search, the Chiefs hired Cardinals offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Haley, who was hired five days after coaching in Super Bowl XLIII, joins new GM Scott Pioli in Kansas City. NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports Haley signed a four-year contract.


Team 2008 coaches 2009 coach Notes
Lane Kiffin,
Tom Cable
Tom Cable Feb. 3: After weeks of speculation, interim coach Tom Cable was named Oakland's full-time head coach. Cable led the Raiders to a 4-8 record in 2008, including wins in the season's final two games, after Lane Kiffin was fired.


Team 2008 coach 2009 coach Notes
Eric Mangini Rex Ryan Jan. 19: The Jets have hired Baltimore's Rex Ryan to be their new coach, the team announced. Other candidates for the job reportedly included Colts defensive coordinator Ron Meeks, former Boston College coach Jeff Jagodzinkski, Cardinals offensive line coach Russ Grimm, Jets assistant head coach/offensive line coach Bill Callahan and Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.


Team 2008 coaches 2009 coach Notes
Mike Nolan,
Mike Singletary
Mike Singletary Jan. 18: Ex-Rams coach Scott Linehan spurned the 49ers' offer to serve as offensive coordinator under new coach Mike Singletary.


Team 2008 coaches 2009 coach Notes
Scott Linehan,
Jim Haslett
Steve Spagnuolo Jan. 17: NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports that the Rams and Spagnuolo, the architect of the Giants' Super Bowl championship defense last season, have agreed to a four-year, $11.5 million contract.


Team 2008 coach 2009 coach Notes
Jon Gruden Raheem Morris Jan. 17: The surprise dismissal of Gruden led to Morris' rise from defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator and finally to head coach, all in less than a month. Morris also interviewed for the Denver Broncos' job this month.


Team 2008 coach 2009 coach Notes
Rod Marinelli Jim Schwartz Jan. 16: The Lions introduced Schwartz, the Titans' former defensive coordinator, as their new head coach. Schwartz sounded eager to lead a turnaround for the NFL's first 0-16 team.


Team 2008 coach 2009 coach Notes
Romeo Crennel Eric Mangini Jan. 14: Mangini started filling out his coaching staff by hiring Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator, Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator and Brad Seely as assistant head coach/special teams coordinator.


Team 2008 coach 2009 coach Notes
Mike Shanahan Josh McDaniels Jan. 13: McDaniels went right to work figuring out how to fix the dreadful Denver defense that was Shanahan's undoing. McDaniels' first order of business: luring former 49ers head coach Mike Nolan to the cause. Nolan agreed to become the Broncos' fourth defensive coordinator in the last four years.


Team 2008 coach 2009 coach Notes
Tony Dungy Jim Caldwell Jan. 13: Colts owner Jim Irsay has given Caldwell a four-year contract. While not providing financial details, Irsay acknowledged that Caldwell -- who officially took over the team when Dungy retired -- would get a raise comparable to what other first-time NFL head coaches make.


Team 2008 coach 2009 coach Notes
Mike Holmgren Jim Mora Jan. 13: The Seahawks officially transitioned away from a grandfatherly guru of quarterbacks to a defensive mind with seemingly endless energy when they introduced Mora as their seventh coach.


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