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Jags won't have Green or Stoops


Published: Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 10, 2003 at 10:49 p.m.
JACKSONVILLE - Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green won't be coaching the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The team said Friday that Green withdrew from consideration. Jaguars spokesman Dan Edwards declined to say why Green dropped out, but it is believed he wants significant input on personnel issues.
Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver is reluctant to give one man the amount of authority Tom Coughlin had before he was fired last month. Green, now an NFL analyst for ESPN, was interviewed Tuesday by Weaver.
Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops has declined a request to interview with the Jaguars. The team would not confirm any other coaching interviews, but Weaver has said he wants to hire someone before the Super Bowl.
  • Dave Campo already knows what his first substitution will be as Cleveland's new defensive coordinator.
    At Friday's news conference to announce his hiring, the fired Dallas coach flashed the diamond-studded Super Bowl ring he got as an assistant in 1994, when the Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills.
    "As soon as I come back here I'm going to have the ring on that defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1995," Campo said with a smile.
    Nice start.
    But as any Browns fan can attest, it's how you finish.
    Campo, who was dismissed in Dallas on Dec. 30 following his third straight 5-11 season, has been reunited in Cleveland with Browns coach Butch Davis.
    Campo and Davis previously worked together as defensive assistants at the University of Miami and later under Jimmy Johnson in Dallas, where they helped the Cowboys win two NFL titles.
    Campo won a third after Davis left, but the two have remained close friends, and now together again, they'll try to get the Browns to their first Super Bowl.
  • COWBOYS: Offensive coordinator Sean Payton is leaving the New York Giants to join coach Bill Parcells in Dallas.
    Payton will be an assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach for the Cowboys, who ranked 30th in offense last year.
    He said he had discussed openings with Dallas and the Arizona Cardinals, but he was excited about working with Parcells and the Cowboys.
    "I spent some time looking at both of those opportunities and measuring the strengths and weaknesses of them," Payton said Friday on the Cowboys' Web site. "I felt like the opportunity to work with coach Parcells and the Dallas organization was one that was special and one that I had to look at seriously and ultimately take."
  • BENGALS: Cincinnati defensive line coach Tim Krumrie is leaving to take the same job with the Buffalo Bills.
    Krumrie had spent all of his 20 years in the NFL with the Bengals. The team selected him as a 10th-round draft choice in 1983 from Wisconsin.
    With Buffalo, he succeeds John Levra, who retired following the 2002 season. Levra spent 22 years in the NFL, five with the Bills.
  • LIONS: Former Michigan State coach Bobby Williams was hired Friday as running backs coach of Detroit.
    He replaces Maurice Carthon, who was hired Monday as the Dallas Cowboys' offensive coordinator. Carthon was offensive coordinator and running backs coach with the Lions.
    Williams was dismissed by Michigan State in early November, two days after the Spartans lost 49-3 to Michigan. Michigan State was 3-6 at the time.
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