One of the most colorful coaches in NFL history has joined the UFL’s Hartford Colonials as a head coach. And one of the most colorful assistant coaches in NFL history has joined the team, too.
Tim Krumrie, who played and coached in the NFL for 27 years, will serve as the defensive line coach under Jerry Glanville.
“There are three great pro defensive line coaches, and we just got one of them,” Glanville said. “He teaches technique with hustle, hit and chase. I interviewed him about the different things we do . He knew it all. In fact, he has played it all and taught it all. Tim is a real plus for Hartford.”
Krumrie, who shattered his leg during Super Bowl XXIII with the Bengals, developed a reputation for putting incoming linemen through intense hand-to-hand combat sessions during Pro Day workouts.
In 2008, Krumrie’s antics with USC prospects prompted former Trojans coach Pete Carroll to say, “That won’t happen again here.”
“The way I played is exactly the way I coach — 100 mph non-stop,” Krumrie said. “I expect the players to be a non-stop motor. No matter what the situation is, I expect you to chase and run and make that play no matter where you are on the football field. The players have to be in great shape and have tremendous mental toughness and play aggressive. . . . My whole attitude was technique and leverage and just outwork everybody. That’s how I survived.”
Krumrie played from 1983 through 1994 with the Bengals. He coached in Cincinnati from 1995 through 2002, Buffalo from 2003 through 2005, and Kansas City from 2006 through 2009. He was out of the league in 2010.