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Childress may be first to interview for Pack HC job

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PWT36, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. PWT36

    PWT36 Cheesehead

    Apr 15, 2005
    Posted Jan. 03, 2006

    Eagles coordinator may be first to interview

    By Pete Dougherty

    Brad Childress might be the first candidate Ted Thompson interviews to fill the Green Bay Packers’ coaching vacancy.

    Childress, the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive coordinator, interviewed for the Minnesota Vikings’ head-coaching job on Monday and is expected to interview with Thompson, the Packers’ general manager, later this week.

    Thompson is expected to interview at least four or five candidates in his search for a successor to Mike Sherman, whom Thompson fired Monday.

    Thompson wouldn’t discuss any candidates and could face stiff competition for filling his coaching position. There were seven head-coaching openings in the NFL by Monday night, with one or two more likely to open up later this week.

    Childress might be one of the most-sought-after NFL assistants after helping Philadelphia reach the NFC Championship game four straight years, from 2001 to 2004. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz will be one of the most-coveted college coaches, and unlike high-profile college coaches Pete Carroll of Southern California and Charlie Weis of Notre Dame, might not demand control over player personnel if he makes the jump to the NFL.

    Jim Bates, the Packers’ defensive coordinator, also is a likely candidate.

    Thompson will be selling prospective coaches on joining the Packers when other attractive jobs such as Houston, Kansas City and St. Louis also are open. The other openings are Minnesota, Detroit and New Orleans, with Oakland reportedly ready to fire coach Norv Turner this week.

    “I think this is a marvelous place to be in the National Football League,â€
  2. retiredgrampa

    retiredgrampa Cheesehead

    Sep 21, 2005
    Good idea, to interview him early. Get him out of the way and go on to the serious candidates. Hell, if all we want are re-treads, how about Haslett in N.O? Now he's available. NO RETREADS!!
  3. fondypackfan

    fondypackfan Cheesehead

    Dec 6, 2004
    I wasn't impressed when he was with the Badgers I hope he's not the choice.

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