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Dungy says he was contacted Thursday about an NFL job

After the regular season ends on January 4, the coaching carousel will more closely resemble a Slap Chop.

And teams already are lining up candidates to fill the coming collection of vacancies.

Former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy said earlier today on The Dan Patrick Show that he was contacted Thursday by an NFL team about a job.

The disclosure came in response to a question from Dan regarding the most recent occasion on which Dungy had been contacted about a coaching or G.M. position.

(Dungy also said he wasn’t “directly” contacted by Notre Dame.  Which likely means that he “indirectly” was.)

The Bills currently are looking for a new head coach, but Dungy said that the Bills weren’t the team that contacted him.  The Seahawks have reportedly hired a search firm in connection with efforts to replace G.M. Tim Ruskell.

Several other teams that currently have coaches could be commencing the process of lining up potential candidates, before Vince positions that Slap Chop thing over a pile of nuts.

Dungy consistently has said that he will not be returning to coaching.  But even though he is by all appearances a man of his word, the fact that he spent so many years in a profession characterized by statements like “I’m not going to be the Alabama coach” surely won’t keep folks from continuing to ask Dungy if he wants to come back.

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  1. Favre On HGH says: Dec 11, 2009 9:51 AM

    (Dungy also said he wasn’t “directly” contacted by Notre Dame. Which likely means that he “indirectly” was.)
    ———————-
    Probably the same way Tomlin indirectly was for the college job Dungy whines about, but because “official direct” contact was never made he really wasn’t.
    Only person I want to see away from broadcasting more than Gruden. Guy needs to spew his hate elsewhere, go on Countdown with Olbermann and talk your racial politics, don’t want it on my pregame show.

  2. PETTE says: Dec 11, 2009 9:53 AM

    Has to be redskins or bears

  3. JimmySmith says: Dec 11, 2009 9:54 AM

    He’s too busy finding Micheal Vick another job.

  4. Hap says: Dec 11, 2009 9:54 AM

    Cheap comment at the end there, Flo. You have a propensity for that. And, doesn’t the coaching carousel spin at the end of every regular season. You have an uncanny knack for pointing out the absolute obvious.

  5. leatherneck says: Dec 11, 2009 9:56 AM

    Tony Dungy has said he won’t return to “coaching.”
    Maybe he would take a GM or overseer role, like Bill Parcells has in Miami.

  6. BDiddy says: Dec 11, 2009 9:59 AM

    @Favre on HGH
    Racial Politics out of Tony Dungy? Dude, you need to put down the can of Bud, spit out the Kodiak, pull out of your sister’s vagina, and turn off Rush.

  7. Drat says: Dec 11, 2009 9:59 AM

    Ohh, Favre on HGH, i feel the hate. Maybe you need to re-think whatever it is you think you think about “race.”

  8. RIP__21 says: Dec 11, 2009 10:00 AM

    Dungy has been bashing the skins management constantly this season. I seriously doubt they offered him a job.

  9. Pudge Heffelfinger says: Dec 11, 2009 10:02 AM

    I’m hoping it was the Buccaneers.

  10. thedeej3000 says: Dec 11, 2009 10:04 AM

    Come home to Tampa, Tony…

  11. penguininbondage says: Dec 11, 2009 10:05 AM

    Dungy has said he would never coach again. With that said, teams could use him as their way to meet the Rooney rule.

  12. tdawg69 says: Dec 11, 2009 10:07 AM

    Browns new football Czar.

  13. Rezen says: Dec 11, 2009 10:10 AM

    Maybe he isn’t interested in returning to “coaching,” but maybe he’s interested in returning to “czaring.”

  14. Felcus says: Dec 11, 2009 10:13 AM

    Dungy should coach the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher football team. His alma mater could use him…

  15. birdmancometh says: Dec 11, 2009 10:14 AM

    Wow HGH, “spew his hate.”
    Racism is in full swing here at PFT aparently. Why would suggesting that more African Americans should be coaching iin college football be considered “spewing hate?” It’s the truth. Go back to your good ol boys club.

  16. 1mge says: Dec 11, 2009 10:18 AM

    Olbermann makes me puke. When he is a guest on Dan Patrick’s radio show I risk crashing my truck trying to change stations so fast. Sometimes within seconds he already blames a poorly thrown pass on Bush.
    Let me clarify by saying George W. Bush not a hottie cheeerleader as the latter would be an acceptable excuse!!

  17. Marty says: Dec 11, 2009 10:18 AM

    We need more black coaches, and not just black coaches that look and act like white guys like Dungy. We need real black coaches who can relate to these new young thug types.

  18. SureThing says: Dec 11, 2009 10:23 AM

    As a Colts fan, I sure hope he sticks to broadcasting.

  19. Favre On HGH says: Dec 11, 2009 10:24 AM

    (Dungy also said he wasn’t “directly” contacted by Notre Dame. Which likely means that he “indirectly” was.)
    ———————-
    Probably the same way Tomlin indirectly was for the college job Dungy whines about, but because “official direct” contact was never made he really wasn’t.
    ——————————————————
    To clarify, Dungy never mentioned what school he referred Tomlin to. 100+ Division I schools and each have seperate ideal candidates they might want. Maybe they just went 3 coaches without HC experience and want HC experience. Maybe they want a well-known HC to take over – Notre Dame for instance, unknown coach would not work there.
    By not giving up the schools name you give them no chance to respond to why they didn’t. It is just race baiting. Not saying he was wrong, just saying he didn’t give anyone a chance to respond to his claims.

  20. Larry David says: Dec 11, 2009 10:25 AM

    Dungy=Overrated. How many times did this guys teams choke in the playoffs?

  21. marshall70 says: Dec 11, 2009 10:26 AM

    Probably the same way Tomlin indirectly was for the college job Dungy whines about, but because “official direct” contact was never made he really wasn’t.
    Only person I want to see away from broadcasting more than Gruden. Guy needs to spew his hate elsewhere, go on Countdown with Olbermann and talk your racial politics, don’t want it on my pregame show.
    _________________________________—
    If you don’t like what they were talking about on ‘your pregame show’, then turn it off. No one as forcing you to watch. If you don’t like what they were talking about, complain to NBC.

  22. Ben Roetlisbunger says: Dec 11, 2009 10:29 AM

    Dungy says he won’t return to coaching, but if he did return, I don’t think it would mean he wasn’t being honest. He might sincerely plan never to return, and then realize how much he misses the game and working with young players. Having a change of heart isn’t dishonest

  23. Marty says: Dec 11, 2009 10:38 AM

    How come we only celebrate black people who are actually white:
    Obama
    Colon Powel
    Tiger Woods
    Halley Barry

  24. PhillyHouse says: Dec 11, 2009 10:51 AM

    Dungy=Overrated. How many times did this guys teams choke in the playoffs?
    ————————————————
    How rings does he have? Oh okay…
    ————————————————
    We need more black coaches, and not just black coaches that look and act like white guys like Dungy. We need real black coaches who can relate to these new young thug types.
    ————————————————
    Where do I start? How does one “act white”. Do I act “white” because I can speak articulately? What exactly does that mean? And these “young thug types”; who are you talking about? Are you talking about Calvin Johnson, Josh Freeman, Lesean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin, Maurice Jones-Drew, Felix Jones, Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Turner, Greg Jennings, Michael Oher, Jonathan Stewart, Deangelo Williams, Earl Bennett, Devin Hester, Matt Forte, Josh Cribbs, Knowshon Moreno, Robert Ayers, Andre Johnson, Ken Dorsey, Robert Meacham, Marques Colston, Pierre Thomas, Jason Campbell, Santonio Holmes, Patrick Willis, Jerrod Mayo, Laurence Maroney, Vince Young, Steven Jackson, and I could go on and on. Are these guys “thugs”? What is a “thug”? If you go back to your trailer home, you might find a few thugs passed out on the ground…

  25. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Dec 11, 2009 10:52 AM

    It was Carolina…

  26. penguininbondage says: Dec 11, 2009 11:01 AM

    My Grand Daddy referred to them as ” High Yellows”
    There essentially is no true African Americans that have been here since slavery ended. Just as there are no true Irish either.
    They may be descended from Africans, but from a scientific point they would be calssified as hybrids. Look at a true African, then look at African Americans. Don’t use Dungy as the example.

  27. ADX says: Dec 11, 2009 11:03 AM

    Dear Tony,
    We do not miss you one bit. Your vanilla attitude, your overdoing it on the religion front when it is not appropriate, and your poor adjustment ability.
    You cost us one or perhaps two trips to the Superbowl in addition to the one you finally achieved.
    Signed,
    Colt Nation.
    P.S. NEVER COME BACK

  28. Gary says: Dec 11, 2009 11:37 AM

    It seems that Dungy is the only guest on Dan Patrick. Enough of Tony Dungy already…..this guy is the most overatted coach in history and he simply sucks as a commentator.

  29. JayBot says: Dec 11, 2009 11:38 AM

    How come we only celebrate black people who are actually white:
    Obama
    Colon Powel
    Tiger Woods
    Halley Barry
    ________________________________
    Marty, WTF? Are you saying that they are “actually white” because they don’t adhere to a black stereotype? Are you saying that real black people can’t be articulate or educated? What exactly are you saying?
    BTW – Very few people (with the exception of TMZ reporters) are celebrating Tiger Woods these days.

  30. spikejonez1 says: Dec 11, 2009 11:42 AM

    I think these comments are hilarious.
    First, TD is an exceptional commentator with awesome insight about how plays break down. Why do you think the Colts are pissy about his FNIA analysis? It’s not due to a lack of detail, that’s for certain.
    Second, TD was a fantastic coach (148-79-0 HC record). He got it done in Tampa. He got it done in Indy. For all of you who are referring to his “choking,” I think it’s pretty self-evident that getting to the playoffs is tough on its own. Just ask all of the coaches in the carousel who get whacked every year. The fact that his team won a Super Bowl is an undeniable reality. Yeah, winning the Super Bowl is just a fluke, right? Got it.
    You don’t have to like him, but the results speak for themselves.

  31. Professor says: Dec 11, 2009 11:44 AM

    Hey Marty,
    Attitudes like yours is the reason the black community has not progressed at the same rate as other minorities in the US. Why is it that in order to be considered “black” you have to speak with broken english and live off of food stamps….like it’s prerequisite for being “black.”
    And you wonder why some people don’t respect black people. It’s because it seems like the majoriy of black people don’t like and/or respect the most successful people of their own race. It’s like you celebrate the fact that your uneducated and make no contribution to society.
    You’re a looser

  32. Mean D says: Dec 11, 2009 12:00 PM

    I do believe TD is a good man with good intentions. But I do wish he would drop the racial crap. The majority of us wouldn’t care if our coach was green. We just want to WIN!

  33. ScottThompson1982 says: Dec 11, 2009 12:04 PM

    Tony Dungy is definitely racist after that whole thing about only 6% of coaches being black…
    Only 16% of America is black so why should there be more black coaches than black bus drivers?

  34. Bob Nelson says: Dec 11, 2009 12:04 PM

    Racial politics?
    Tony Dungy to the Browns? or Skins?
    You think these comments are better than Tony’s Sunday night comments on NBC ?

  35. jaydee327 says: Dec 11, 2009 12:12 PM

    He can take care of the Rooney Rule requirement for plenty of teams.

  36. Drat says: Dec 11, 2009 12:16 PM

    Now we have more fighting over the concept of “race.” There is no such thing as race. Take a hike folks, like from Nairobi to Oslo to Beijing. Tell me which dates you cross from one race to another. Idiots.

  37. Cecil says: Dec 11, 2009 12:31 PM

    “It’s like you celebrate the fact that your uneducated and make no contribution to society.
    You’re a looser”
    Oh, the irony. A commenter named “Professor” with racial attitudes from 1954 and an inability to spell.
    Maybe, prof, “your” one of the uneducated ones?

  38. NashvilleSeahawk says: Dec 11, 2009 12:34 PM

    As long as Dungy gets off of the post game and pre-game shows I’ll be happy. I know he’s a good man, but damn, he sounds like a muppet. And I really don’t care what he has to say. He’s just bad for TV. And to have him up there with Steroid Rodney, what a joke. The only thing those two can do is kiss the ass of their former teams. I don’t even hear objective opinions out of either. Just get the Muppet and Steroid Cheater off the damn air. They suck!

  39. JimmyY says: Dec 11, 2009 12:45 PM

    Correction, he did NOT get it done in Tampa. Gruden won the SB with the players, not him. And any coach that has Peyton Manning as the Qback should have a good if not great record. Those results speak for themselves.

  40. Corey says: Dec 12, 2009 10:06 PM

    Wow, all the good comments and spelling accuracies.
    First things first. Florio, please install a spell checker on here … for the “smart” ones.
    Next, Mr. Dungy is the classiest person in all of sports, and probably the United States. It’s too bad Football Night in America is not on cable, then all of you posting the negatives comments about how bad he is wouldn’t have to worry about watching him.
    I have lived in Tampa all my life and would give anything to have him back in Raymond James stadium.

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