Archive for Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Bills hand reins to Jauron

Buffalo gives former Bears coach second chance

January 24, 2006


— Dick Jauron will get a second chance to prove himself as a head coach after being hired by the Buffalo Bills on Monday.

Jauron's hiring was announced by Bills owner Ralph Wilson and general manager Marv Levy at a news conference.

This is Jauron's second time as a head coach after going 35-46 - including one playoff loss - in five years with the Chicago Bears. Fired by the Bears after the 2003 season, he had only one winning season, going 13-3 in 2001 when he was chosen NFL coach of the year.

"The only thing I'll promise to do is everything I can to fulfill my obligation to bring a winning team back to Buffalo," Jauron said.

Jauron spent the past two years as the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator and finished last season as the team's interim coach after Steve Mariucci was fired in late November.

He replaces Mike Mularkey, who abruptly resigned 10 days ago.


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