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Buffalo Bills coaching search tally

Posted Jan 5, 2013


Here’s a look at where things stand with respect to head coaching candidates for the Buffalo Bills heading into the weekend. Below are the confirmed candidates with whom the Bills have conducted formal interviews. They’re listed in the order in which they were interviewed by date. The three interviews that took place on Friday are listed in alphabetical order. Stay close to Buffalobills.com for official confirmation of any future candidate interviews.

Candidate: Ken Whisenhunt
Interviewed: Tues. Jan. 1st
Last/current position: Head coach - Arizona Cardinals
NFL coaching experience: 16 years
Previous head coaching experience:
6 years – Arizona Cardinals
Connections to Bills: Worked with Assistant GM Doug Whaley in Pittsburgh

Candidate: Ray Horton
Interviewed: Wed. Jan. 2nd
Last/current position:
Defensive coordinator – Arizona Cardinals
NFL coaching experience: 19 years
Previous head coaching experience:
None
Connections to Bills: Worked with Assistant GM Doug Whaley in Pittsburgh

Candidate: Chip Kelly
Interviewed: Fri. Jan. 4th
Last/current position: Head coach – University of Oregon
NFL coaching experience: None
Previous head coaching experience: 4 years – Oregon
Connections to Bills: None

Candidate: Doug Marrone
Interviewed: Fri. Jan. 4th
Last/current position:
Head coach – Syracuse
NFL coaching experience: 7 years – NY Jets, New Orleans
Previous head coaching experience:  4 years – Syracuse
Connections to Bills: None

Candidate: Lovie Smith
Interviewed: Fri. Jan. 4th
Last/current position: Head coach – Chicago Bears
NFL coaching experience: 17 years
Previous head coaching experience: 9 years – Chicago Bears
Connections to Bills: Mark Anderson’s head coach in Chicago