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Report: Bills looking to hire John Blake as defensive line coach

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The Buffalo Bills appear to be moving quickly on a replacement defensive line coach after the firing of Karl Dunbar on Monday.

According to, the Bills intend to hire Lamar University defensive line coach John Blake. Lamar head coach Ray Woodard told the Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise that the Bills asked permission to interview Blake, but that nothing was finalized to his knowledge.

Blake had just been hired by Lamar in February. It’s his first coaching job since 2010 after he resigned from North Carolina after an NCAA investigation into his relationship with NFL agent Gary Wichard. Blake was handed a three-year “show-cause” penalty by the NCAA, which has kept him from coaching college football since.

Blake was the head coach at the University of Oklahoma from 1996-98 with Bills head coach Rex Ryan serving as defensive coordinator in 1998.

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7 Responses to “Report: Bills looking to hire John Blake as defensive line coach”
  1. bangithard says: Mar 15, 2016 2:53 AM

    even a pedestrian fan can see what is happening here…

    the bills have played in the CFL since 1998. good for you and all you enoy

    your current coach continues to stamp your team with below average expectations….

    your team sucks.. GO BUFFALO!!!!! omg how sad is this?

  2. jshawaii22 says: Mar 15, 2016 3:22 AM

    Scraping the bottom of the barrel, now aren’t we, Rex?

  3. 34defense2014 says: Mar 15, 2016 4:06 AM

    Good, the NCAA is a joke and everyone knows it!

  4. bvolke says: Mar 15, 2016 5:15 AM

    How is this an upgrade over Karl Dunbar?

  5. jeffreyshulenburg says: Mar 15, 2016 10:15 AM

    Article fails to mention his 2 SB rings coaching DL for the Cowboys in the early 90s. The guy knows what hes doing as a positional coach, its just a matter of character.

    Article makes it sound like his only experience is a Div 3 college

  6. steamingpilerex says: Mar 16, 2016 9:51 AM

    Another epic head scratcher – fire good solid coach & hire shady college coach , not to mention hiring that bubble headed twin of his.

  7. steamingpilerex says: Mar 16, 2016 9:53 AM

    I hope Karl ends up in Miami or New England, so you have to see him twice a year!

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