Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
Shula was who I couldn't remember.
It's really amazing that Brown went from Sam Wyche to a 32 year old whose coaching highlight to that date was getting demoted from his offensive coordinator position with the Cowboys within two years.
Also, in fairness, Sam Wyche's main qualification as a 39 year old had been passing game coordinator with San Francisco for four years and went 3-8 as the head coach at Indiana for his only coaching experience.
Both Paul and Mike Brown liked to hire guys they could control, but only saw any success when they hired guys who had the stones to stand up to them. Those who stood up to them were generally rewarded for their candor by being fired.
Paul's coaches after himself
Tiger Johnson- First Head coaching job, No jobs higher than an OL coach
Homer Rice- Head coach at UC(8-10-1) and Rice(4-18)
Forrest Gregg - Head coach of Cleveland Browns(18-23) and Toronto Argonauts(9-23), NFL head coach at Green Bay after leaving Cincinnati.
Sam Wyche- Head coach at Indiana ( 3-8) coached Tampa Bay after leaving Cincinnati.