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Fri, 07 Jan 2011 10:05:21 -0800
The Denver Broncos are considering interviewing former New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel for their vacant head coaching position, reports ESPN.com.
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 09:17:55 -0800
Former NFL head coach Jim Fassel said during an interview with Sirius Satellite Radio Wednesday, Jan. 20, that he is not lobbying for the Oakland Raiders head coaching position. "No. Because, I mean, Tom Cable's the coach. He is the coach there and I think if a coach is in place you don't start calling somebody and seeing if the job is open or not," Fassel said. "I'm not lobbying for any job. I'm not lobbying for the Raider job."
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 07:40:09 -0800
David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports Oakland Raiders managing general partner Al Davis has spoken with Jim Fassel about becoming the team's next head coach.
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 08:41:16 -0700
Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports former head coach Jim Fassel has spoken with Oakland Raiders managing general partner Al Davis in recent years about the potential of Fassel joining the Raiders. However, Fassel said he is not in line for a job with the team at this point. Fassel visited with the team Wednesday, July 23. His son, John, is the Raiders' quality control coach for special teams.
Tue, 12 Feb 2008 08:59:34 -0800
Clark Judge, of CBSSports.com, reports Jim Fassel was shocked over the Washington Redskins decision to hire Jim Zorn as the team's head coach over him. Fassel believes his dismissal from the Baltimore Ravens in 2006 convinced Redskins owner Daniel Snyder not to hire him. "This is a shock to me," Fassel said. "At the end of the day, Dan wanted to make a big splash, and I think he was worried about the Baltimore thing. He worried about the public relations (fallout), and he didn't know which way to go." Fassel added he believes there were "forces" working behind the scenes, particularly vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato, that began to promote Zorn at his expense.
Mon, 04 Feb 2008 18:50:41 -0800
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel remains the top candidate to become the Washington Redskins' next head coach.
Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:57:13 -0800
David Elfin, of the Washington Times, reports the Washington Redskins could meet with Jim Fassel regarding the team's vacant head coaching position Thursday, Jan. 31.
Fri, 25 Jan 2008 09:13:37 -0800
Jason La Canfora and Jason Reid, of the Washington Post, report the Washington Redskins are likely to take several more weeks to name a new head coach. Jim Fassel, who was expecting an offer from the team this week, is still a strong candidate for the job, according to a source close to Fassel. However, the Redskins may be extending their search until after the Super Bowl to interview potential candidates such as Josh McDaniels of the New England Patriots or Steve Spagnuolo of the New York Giants. Former head coach Joe Gibbs has already called his former assistants still under contract with the Redskins to inform them of the expected delay in hiring a new head coach.
Wed, 23 Jan 2008 17:28:59 -0800
ESPNews reports former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel is expected to be named the Washington Redskins' next head coach.
Tue, 22 Jan 2008 08:57:50 -0800
ESPN.com reports the Washington Redskins interviewed Jim Fassel a second time Tuesday, Jan. 22, according to a source close to the situation. Fassel appears to be emerging as a serious candidate to become the team's new head coach. He also potentially could be considered for the team's offensive coordinator position, although Fassel did not discuss that opening during his second interview.
Mon, 21 Jan 2008 21:10:43 -0800
Chris Mortensen, of ESPN.com, reports former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel interviewed with the Washington Redskins Monday, Jan. 21, for their head coaching vacancy, according to league sources.
Tue, 15 Jan 2008 20:45:14 -0800
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have interviewed former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel for their vacancy at offensive coordinator.
Mon, 15 Jan 2007 20:12:04 -0800
Stan Olson and Pat Yasinskas, of The Charlotte Observer, reports former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel is a candidate to become the Carolina Panthers' next offensive coordinator.
Fri, 12 Jan 2007 08:23:04 -0800
Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports the Oakland Raiders interviewed Jim Fassel for the team's vacant head coaching position Thursday, Jan. 11.
Sun, 26 Nov 2006 10:20:16 -0800
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports the Arizona Cardinals could be considering former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel as their next head coach. The Cardinals asked permission from the Ravens last month to hire Fassel as a consultant. The Ravens denied permission and Fassel did not want to undermine the head coach anyway.
Wed, 18 Oct 2006 09:24:10 -0700
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick decided to part ways with former offensive coordinator Jim Fassel after Fassel bristled at the idea of Billick becoming more involved with the offensive play-calling. According to a team source, Fassel felt Billick had already intervened enough throughout the season. Billick ultimately dismissed Fassel in order to end the ongoing power struggle over the offense.
Tue, 17 Oct 2006 08:30:48 -0700
WNST 1570 SportsTalk of Baltimore reports the Baltimore Ravens have released Jim Fassel as the team's offensive coordinator. The Ravens will hold a 12:00 p.m. EST press conference to make the announcement.
Thu, 03 Aug 2006 18:13:53 -0700
Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel will call the plays for the offense this season, "I called the plays last season, and I will call them this season."
Mon, 06 Mar 2006 12:28:49 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports the Baltimore Ravens could be interested in Oakland Raiders QB Kerry Collins if he ends up being released. Collins has connections with Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel, as the two were together when Collins guided the New York Giants to the Super Bowl in 2001 with Fassel as the Giants' head coach.
Thu, 09 Feb 2006 19:52:58 -0800
ESPN.com reports Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel has spoken with the Oakland Raiders by phone about their head coaching vacancy. However, ESPN.com's John Clayton reports that Fassel has not interviewed in person with the team.
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 21:01:23 -0800
Nancy Gay, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports the Oakland Raiders have no plans to interview former New York Giants head coach and Oakland Raiders assistant Jim Fassel, who is currently the Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator.
Thu, 12 Jan 2006 19:17:43 -0800
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the St. Louis Rams met with Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel about their head coaching vacancy Thursday, Jan. 12. The Rams asked for permission to interview Fassel Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 11, and got the OK from Baltimore. His name has also come up as a potential candidate with the Oakland Raiders and the New York Jets, but he is not believed to have interviewed with either club.
Mon, 09 Jan 2006 18:16:59 -0800
Ken Berger, of Newsday, report New York Jets general manager Terry Bradway confirmed Monday, Jan. 9, that he has not yet reached out to Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel for the team's vacant head coaching position.
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 22:18:38 -0800
Dave Hutchinson, of the Star-Ledger, reports the New York Jets are interested in Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel for their head coaching vacancy.
Fri, 06 Jan 2006 19:21:41 -0800
Karen Crouse, of the New York Times, reports the New York Jets have not contacted the Baltimore Ravens asking for permission to interview offensive coordinator Jim Fassel.
Fri, 06 Jan 2006 11:24:14 -0800
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel could be a candidate for the New York Jets' head coaching position if Herman Edwards leaves.
Wed, 04 Jan 2006 21:03:24 -0800
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports the Kansas City Chiefs interviewed Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel Tuesday, Jan 3, for their vacant head coaching position. Fassel does not have any other visits scheduled, but he has been linked to other teams.
Wed, 04 Jan 2006 17:54:51 -0800
Janie McCauley, of the Associated Press, reports Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel is a candidate to take over as head coach of the Oakland Raiders.
Wed, 04 Jan 2006 06:31:40 -0800
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he had granted Kansas City Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson permission to speak with Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel, and Newsome thought the two were meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 3.
Tue, 03 Jan 2006 20:21:42 -0800
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers have not sought permission to interview Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel.
Thu, 29 Dec 2005 13:19:24 -0800
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick said Thursday, Dec. 29, offensive coordinator Jim Fassel will return next year unless he finds a job as an NFL head coach. If Fassel leaves the staff, quarterbacks coach Rich Neuheisel would be promoted to take his place.
Tue, 13 Dec 2005 22:12:54 -0800
Mike Garafolo, of the Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants defensive coordinator Tim Lewis' name continues to be tossed around the league as a possible head-coaching candidate. Multiple league sources have tied his name to the Minnesota Vikings. Current head coach Mike Tice has done a great job in turning the team's 2005 season around, but he's not guaranteed of keeping his job. Owner Zygi Wolf could still fire Tice and turn to Lewis and former Giants head coach Jim Fassel as candidates.
Sat, 10 Sep 2005 09:22:00 -0700
Mike Preston, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick and offensive coordinator Jim Fassel got into a heated exchange at the Ravens training complex. Fassel had been talking a lot and Billick felt the need to remind him who was the coach and who was the assistant. Fassel responded about Billick being on the hot seat and having a meltdown before the season starts.
Wed, 22 Jun 2005 19:31:03 -0700
Adam H. Beasley, of BaltimoreRavens.com, citing a report in the Sporting News, reports Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel thinks QB Kyle Boller has all of the tools needed to play well in the NFL. "There is nothing I see about [Boller] that should prevent him from being an outstanding quarterback," Fassel said.
Wed, 15 Jun 2005 20:54:08 -0700
Camille Powell, of the Washington Post, reports Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel says QB Kyle Boller must improve his completion percentage this season. He wants Boller to complete 63 to 64 percent of his passes, which would represent a significant jump from his career completion percentage of 54.4. "I have a lot more confidence in [Boller]," Fassel said. "Like I told him, he's got to show me confidence and I'll call those plays down there and he'll make the right decision. His first year, that was really shaky. Last year, the second half, he really came on. I think he's going to make that progression."
Thu, 02 Jun 2005 18:57:40 -0700
Adam H. Beasley, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel likes the improvement the team's offense has shown thus far in the offseason, but still believes the unit has a long way to go. "I feel think they feel better about themselves, but that's not good enough," said Fassel. "We have a lot of things we need to get better at, especially with the standard I'm going to set. I'm going to raise the bar. It's not going to be good enough for a while. I like their attitude, I like their working."
Tue, 17 May 2005 11:24:06 -0700
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel has a plan on what he wants his offense to become in 2005. "We want to be on the attack," Fassel said. "Part of that is you can't be stupid with the ball and you can't penalize yourself. You've got to be efficient." Head coach Brian Billick likes the leadership Fassel brings to the unit. "I think you'll see a definitive personality for the offense," Billick said. "Obviously, with Jim's experiences and where he's coming from as a head coach, one of the priorities was to create a very specific personality and to have a swagger about itself. When Jim stands there in front of that offensive group, there is a presence."
Fri, 01 Apr 2005 13:33:40 -0800
Brent Jones, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Kyle Boller remains optimistic about the club's future despite the offseason overhaul on offense this year with the defections of WRs Travis Taylor and Kevin Johnson and additions of new offensive coordinator Jim Fassel and quarterbacks coach Rick Neuheisel. "Ultimately, in the long run, [the changes] are really going to help us," Boller said. "There needed to be change. We need to be more productive on offense. We need to get the passing game going." Boller is also optimistic he will continue to progress as the team's starting quarterback. "Me coming into my third year, my numbers have gotten better each year, and I think they will drastically improve," Boller said.
Thu, 10 Feb 2005 19:05:14 -0800
According to Adam H. Beasley of BaltimoreRavens.com, Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel would like the Ravens' offense to improve its overall tempo next season. "I want us in and out of the huddle, get up to the line and snap the ball," Fassel said. "Not a slow pace."
Thu, 10 Feb 2005 19:03:51 -0800
According to Adam H. Beasley of BaltimoreRavens.com, for the last couple of weeks Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel has held daylong meetings with his staff, discussing the team's strengths and weaknesses, both in personnel and in scheme. "It's going really well," Fassel said. "The conversations are good. I kind of know what I want to change, what I want to do, and we've got people in the room that have their own ideas." The entire offensive coaching staff has been on hand, except for quarterbacks coach Rick Neuheisel, who is still on the West Coast due to his unlawful termination lawsuit against the University of Washington.
Tue, 18 Jan 2005 12:55:39 -0800
Dave Alexander, of the Baltimore Sun, reports the Baltimore Ravens have officially named Jim Fassel as their new offensive coordinator. Fassel, who served as a team consultant this past year, replaces Matt Cavanaugh, who departed at the end of the season.
Mon, 17 Jan 2005 12:22:58 -0800
Mike Preston, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Jim Fassel has reportedly agreed to become the new offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, according to two sources close to the situation. The team declined to comment on the speculation. "That's not to say it won't happen, but at this time I have no comment," coach Brian Billick said. "There is nothing official until we make the announcement."
Fri, 14 Jan 2005 11:29:47 -0800
Updating previous reports, Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Jim Fassel and Rick Neuheisel, two of the top candidates to become the next offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens, could both join the team's staff this season. If Fassel is hired as the offensive coordinator, the Ravens will likely try to hire Neuheisel, perhaps as a quarterbacks coach.
Thu, 13 Jan 2005 13:17:32 -0800
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports former Baltimore Ravens consultant Jim Fassel still remains in the mix to become the team's offensive coordinator, according to sources close to the situation. Fassel has yet to officially interview for the job, but has spoken to coach Brian Billick about the position.
Mon, 03 Jan 2005 19:13:45 -0800
Adam H. Beasley, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick said offensive consultant Jim Fassel would be a "natural thought" to replace former offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh next season. Cavanaugh resigned from the team Monday, Jan. 3.
Fri, 31 Dec 2004 12:01:36 -0800
Adam H. Beasley, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports the contract of Baltimore Ravens senior consultant Jim Fassel is set to expire and he will be free to begin pursuing other jobs Saturday, Jan. 1.
Mon, 06 Dec 2004 13:17:48 -0800
Updating previous reports, Jay Glazer, of Fox Sports, reports on Foxsports.com that Baltimore Ravens assistant coach Jim Fassel said he will remain in the NFL and has no interest in returning to college. This ends speculation that Fassel may be interested in the coaching vacancy at Notre Dame, whom he has not been contacted by. He has spoken with Stanford, too. "I have no interest in returning to college," Fassel said. "I'm staying in the NFL. And my main reason for this decision is my ultimate goal is to win a Super Bowl, and I can't do that in college."
Mon, 06 Dec 2004 11:44:18 -0800
ESPNews reports Baltimore Ravens assistant coach Jim Fassel may be interested in the vacant head coaching position at Notre Dame.
Mon, 03 May 2004 21:02:58 -0700
According to ESPN.com, Baltimore Ravens senior consultant Jim Fassel would love for the Ravens to bring in free agent QB Kerry Collins, but concedes the situation is unlikely since the team is trying to develop second-year QB Kyle Boller. "The problem that I have in Baltimore is that I'm only a consultant. They have a commitment to Kyle Boller," Fassel told ESPN Radio Sunday, May 2. "Is there an opportunity for him in Baltimore there? No, because a lot of teams make their commitment. And you can't commit to two at that position. Being released at this late time, every team thinks they've got their guy, and it's hard to incorporate another guy. But Kerry Collins will resurface with another team, and he will take another team to the Super Bowl," he said. Fassel served as head coach for the New York Giants when Collins led the team to its last Super Bowl appearance in 2001.
Mon, 09 Feb 2004 16:25:48 -0800
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports it appears unlikely at this point that John Fassel will join his father, Baltimore Ravens' senior consultant Jim Fassel, on the Ravens' coaching staff. Although there was interest on both sides, a Ravens official said Sunday, Feb. 8, that adding the younger Fassel as the team's offensive assistant probably won't happen. The official said Fassel has not declined the Ravens' offer, but it seems he is leaning toward remaining the head coach at New Mexico Highlands.