Bills hire Jauron as new head coach


Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Dick Jauron didn't need to attend Yale to learn what it'll take to make his second stint as an NFL head coach more successful than his first.
"In our business, it comes out in wins and losses. And if you win, it was a great decision. And if you don't win, it was not a great decision," Jauron said Monday after being hired by the Buffalo Bills. "And we know that our back is against the wall to win."
Jauron coached the Chicago Bears for five seasons, going 35-46 with one playoff appearance before being fired in 2003. It's a resume that even he acknowledges could cause some skepticism among Bills fans.
But it didn't stop Hall of Fame coach and new Buffalo general manager Marv Levy from picking Jauron to replace Mike Mularkey, who abruptly resigned two weeks ago.
Jauron becomes Buffalo's fourth coach since Levy retired after the 1997 season.
  • REDSKINS: Joe Gibbs is turning over the reins of the team's offense, a significant role change for a Hall of Fame coach who found himself trying to handle too many jobs.
    Al Saunders was formally introduced and given the title of "associate head coach-offense." The former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator will call the plays and essentially replace Gibbs as the offense's chief game-planner.
    "He will oversee and direct the offense," Gibbs said. "It will free me up to do some other things."
  • COLTS: Tony Dungy will be back to coach the team next season.
    The Colts made the announcement a week after Dungy said he planned to take a break from football to decide his future.
    Dungy said after the team's 21-18 playoff loss to the Steelers on Jan. 15 that he planned to spend time with his family before making a decision.
  • SAINTS: New coach Sean Payton hired Cowboys assistant Gary Gibbs as defensive coordinator.
    Gibbs was the linebackers coach in Dallas for the last four seasons. He worked alongside Payton, who was the Cowboys' assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach for the last three years.
  • STUDENT HUMILIATED: A 17-year-old high school student said he was humiliated when a teacher made him sit on the floor during a midterm exam in his ethnicity class - for wearing a Denver Broncos jersey.
    The teacher, John Kelly, forced Joshua Vannoy to sit on the floor and take the test Friday - two days before the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Broncos 34-17 in the AFC championship game. Kelly also made other students throw crumpled up paper at Vannoy, whom he called a "stinking Denver fan," Vannoy told The Associated Press.
  • DOLPHINS: Mike Mularkey, a former Gator, is headed home to his native South Florida.
    Barely a week after quitting as coach of the Bills, Mularkey agreed Sunday to become offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins.
  • TEXANS: The team will hire Denver offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak to take over the worst team in the league and help decide what to do with the first pick in the draft.
    Texans owner Bob McNair said during a news conference Sunday that the hiring won't be completed until later in the week.
  • Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

    Comments are currently unavailable on this article

    ▲ Return to Top