Tale of the Tape
|Replaces||Nick Saban, who left for Alabama.||Art Shell, |
who was fired.
|Bill Cowher, who retired.||Jim Mora, Jr., who was fired.||Dennis Green, who was fired.|
|Years as college
|5 at Indiana, 18-37 record||0||0||4 at Louisville, 41-9 record||0|
|Last job||Chargers defensive coordinator||USC offensive coordinator||Vikings defensive coordinator||Louisville |
|Steelers offensive coordinator|
|NFL Experience||Redskins quarterbacks coach 1994-96. Chargers offensive coordinator 2002-2006||Jaguars defensive quality control coach 2000||Buccaneers secondary coach 2001-2005; Vikings defensive coordinator 2006||Jaguars quarterbacks coach 1999-2000; Jaguars offensive coordinator 2001||Ravens tight ends '97-98; Browns special teams '99; Jets tight ends 2000; Steelers off. coor. 2001-06|
|Played in NFL||No||No||No||No||Nine seasons (1985-93) as a tight end|
|Played in college||Quarterback at Indiana. Backup guard for Bobby Knight's teams||Quarterback at Fresno State||Wide receiver at William & Mary||Quarterback at Carroll College||Tight end at Georgia Tech|
|Challenge||Use his offensive acumen to rejuvenate a unit that averaged 16.3 points a game in 2006, the lowest output in franchise history since 1967.||Revive an offense that scored just 168 points last season, the fifth fewest in a 16-game season in NFL history.||Hold up the tradition of excellence, especially on defense, established by Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher, the only other Steelers coaches in the past 38 years.||Create more balance in an offense that ranked first in the league in passing but last in rushing in 2006.||Turn around a franchise that has had only one winning season and one playoff appearance since 1984.|
|They Said It||"If Cam has played for me and then worked for [Bo] Schembechler and he can't succeed, then they probably just ought to shoot him." |
-- Then Indiana coach Bobby Knight to the Chicago Tribune, 1987.
|"You don't have to be old to be great. You have to be good. You have to want it. You have to have a desire, a passion for football." |
-- Raiders owner Al Davis
|"I hate to make comparisons with Bill Cowher, but there were some similarities." |
-- Pittsburgh president Art Rooney II
|"Bobby knows how to motivate. He knows how to teach. He knows how to get the best out of his athletes. ... He'll push Michael Vick to higher levels." |
-- Falcons owner Arthur Blank
|"I think he's capable of strong and dynamic leadership for this team, and that's what intrigued us."
-- Rod Graves, Arizona VP for football operations