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Dave McGinnis will follow Jeff Fisher to St. Louis

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When Jeff Fisher left the Titans a year ago, there was talk that assistant Dave McGinnis would leave as well. McGinnis ended up staying on as senior assistant coach, but now that Fisher has a new team, McGinnis is ready to join him.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that McGinnis is expected to leave the Titans’ staff and join the Rams’ staff, where he would work for Fisher again.

McGinnis spent seven years as the Titans’ linebackers coach under Fisher. His resume also includes four years as the Cardinals’ head coach, five years as the Cardinals’ defensive coordinator and 10 years as the Bears’ linebackers coach.

UPDATE: Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams have hired McGinnis, and his title will be assistant head coach.

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8 Responses to “Dave McGinnis will follow Jeff Fisher to St. Louis”
  1. amgdds says: Jan 23, 2012 2:41 PM

    Dude needs to tan without the sunglasses

  2. AlanSaysYo says: Jan 23, 2012 2:55 PM

    I’ll always remember him fondly as the worst rated coach in Madden 03.

  3. skito13 says: Jan 23, 2012 3:15 PM

    The building continues…. will be interesting to see the free agents that follow suit.

  4. realitypolice says: Jan 23, 2012 3:17 PM

    My lord, that’s quite a crew they’re assembling out there.

    A head coach with an extremely mediocre record.

    An offensive coordinator whose offense and it’s QB have regressed every year he’s been there.

    A defensive coordinator who’s defenses at his last stop had average rankings in the low teens.

    And now Dave McGinnis, whose picture is actually in the dictionary next to the entry for “mediocrity”, hired to do God only knows what.

    And since they are all big name “veterans”, I am sure that each and every one of them is making top dollar.

    I’ll bet your looking at 12 to 15 million dollars worth of coaches including Fisher’s 7.

    What’s next? Danny Smith as special teams coach?

    Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins, “Losers” in the Jeff Fisher “sweepstakes” got a very promising your head coach (IMO) and possibly the inside track at the best free agent QB on the market.

    St. Louis fans must be thinking What the……..?

  5. rosloe62 says: Jan 23, 2012 4:13 PM

    St. Louis fans must be thinking What the……..?

    What the….are all Dolphin fans this stupid?

  6. schmitty2 says: Jan 23, 2012 5:25 PM

    realitypolice says:
    Jan 23, 2012 3:17 PM
    My lord, that’s quite a crew they’re assembling out there.

    A head coach with an extremely mediocre record.

    An offensive coordinator whose offense and it’s QB have regressed every year he’s been there.

    A defensive coordinator who’s defenses at his last stop had average rankings in the low teens.

    And now Dave McGinnis, whose picture is actually in the dictionary next to the entry for “mediocrity”, hired to do God only knows what.

    And since they are all big name “veterans”, I am sure that each and every one of them is making top dollar.

    I’ll bet your looking at 12 to 15 million dollars worth of coaches including Fisher’s 7.

    What’s next? Danny Smith as special teams coach?

    Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins, “Losers” in the Jeff Fisher “sweepstakes” got a very promising your head coach (IMO) and possibly the inside track at the best free agent QB on the market.

    St. Louis fans must be thinking What the……..?

    I guess you find it absolutely, undeniably not possible that coaches can get a change of venue and actually be successful? The Ram’s last 2 head coaches were “very promising” and look how that worked out. Forget about Fisher’s 542. winning percentage. He had a penny pinching old owner who wouldnt spend

  7. wberg21 says: Jan 23, 2012 9:14 PM

    The last time the Rams got this much criticism over hiring an “average” and “overrated” coaching staff, the Greatest Show on Turf was born.

  8. quittsburghstoolers says: Jan 25, 2012 4:47 AM

    I’ll bet Donnie Nickey joins the Rams at some point, too.

    Either as a player or as a coach.

    In fact, I’ll be shocked if neither happens.

    Nickey was always “coach’s pet” in Tennessee…

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