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I always knew it, but I guess it hit home a bit more after hearing Cleveland just hired their 8th Head Coach since something like 2000 ? The Steelers have had THREE, yep THREE, since 1969. That is completely unheard of in the modern age of professional sports. College, sure, head coaching longevity at the same institution can be more common. Not saying the Rooney's have never made mistakes, but if a new owner is looking for consultation, well ?

I can't think of another professional sports team that has had that type of track record... none ? In 3 more years it will be a HALF CENTURY with 3 head coaches.
 

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Take a look at hockey....more than three years as head coach for one team is long-lived in most all franchises. Of course there are exceptions, but for the majority it's a revolving door.
 

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Ruff coached Buffalo from the beginning of the 1997 season through to February of 2013....almost SIXTEEN seasons!

I did have to look that up, but being way up here on the NY border we get our news out of Erie and Buffalo. I knew it was more than 13 years because every other night on the sports segment they'd mention how he was longest tenured NHL coach, etc. with 'some' teen years.
 
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