January 26, 2007






Age 46 31 34 45 44
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
head coach
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
head coach
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

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