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.