Now, he is once again upsetting the apple cart in his latest decision.
Multiple reports came out in the last couple of weeks saying Schiano was going to take over as the Patriots’ defensive coordinator as Matt Patricia was expected to take the head coaching job with the Lions.
“We approached football as being a microcosm of life,” Long told co-host Gil Brandt and me Tuesday night on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “We learn to deal with working with people they don’t like. They learned to work hard, not just on the football field but in the classroom. You learn to deal with disappointment if you’re not a starter or you get injured or lose a game. You learn to deal with success when you win.
“That’s kind of the foundation of our program. Ihonestly say Nick epitomized that.”
Michael, 39, had spent the previous two seasons as the Titans’ quarterbacks coach after serving as their offensive coordinator in 2014 and 2015. He previously served as tight ends coach with the Chargers (2011-13), Titans (2008) and Jets (2007).
Michael began his NFL coaching career as a quality control coordinator with the Raiders in 2005. He held the same position with the Jets in 2006 and was New York’s quarterbacks coach that year, as well. He was an offensive assistant with the 49ers in 2009 and 2010.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Michael had declined an offer to replace the retired Steve Loney with the Cowboys.
Foles did more than “get by” when becoming Westlake’s starting QB as a junior. By the time his Westlake career was completed, Foles had broken school records for passing yards (5,658) and touchdowns (56) set a decade earlier by Drew Brees.
That gives the Chaparrals bragging rights about having two Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks. And the comparisons don’t end there.