Jeff Fisher returning to teaching with USFL’s Michigan Panthers after five-year hiatus


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Longtime NFL coach Jeff Fisher is returning to the sidelines after a half-decade away from the sport. America Soccer League’s Michigan Panthers named Fisher its head coach on Thursday. 

Fisher, 63, final coached with the Los Angeles Rams in 2016. He was fired midseason that 12 months after compiling a 4-9 document, guaranteeing the Rams wouldn’t have a profitable season throughout his complete five-year tenure with the staff, which moved again to L.A. in 2016 from St. Louis. 

Earlier than his forgettable stint with the Rams, Fisher coached the Tennessee Titans group for 17 seasons and reached the Tremendous Bowl in 1999. Fisher went 142-120 with the Titans however mustered solely 31 wins over his 77 video games with the Rams. 

Fisher joins a stacked listing of former NFL and school coaches within the USFL: former Arizona Cardinals coach Todd Haley (Tampa Bay Bandits), former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin (Houston Gamblers), former Nebraska coach Mike Riley (New Jersey Generals), former North Carolina coach Larry Fedora (New Orleans Breakers), former Louisiana Tech coach Skip Holtz (Birmingham Stallions), former Steelers assistant Kirby Wilson (Pittsburgh Maulers) and former Titans assistant Bart Andrus (Philadelphia Stars).

The USFL, which has no affiliation to the earlier USFL, will start its inaugural season on April 16. Fisher’s Panthers will compete amongst eight groups with all video games being performed in Birmingham, Alabama. 

A fixture throughout the NFL for over 20 years, Fisher owns the twelfth most teaching wins in league historical past with 173. His win-loss share of .512, nevertheless, ranks final among the many 30 winningest coaches. 

Fisher, who turned a punchline of kinds with the Rams for profitable a mere seven video games in three of his 4 full seasons, will certainly hope to reshape his picture within the USFL. 



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