Coaching turnover is a constant reality in the NFL. We asked some of our NFL Insiders which folks will be getting calls the next time a head coach gets fired.

Here are two lists, one with the guys who would be new to the position and one with the guys who would be getting their second, third or more opportunity to lead an NFL team. In no particular order …

First-timers

Dowell Loggains | Chicago Bears

Current position: Offensive coordinator
Age: 36

He served as the offensive coordinator under Mike Munchak and then was the quarterbacks coach under Adam Gase in Chicago before Gase took his playcalling talents to South Beach. If the Bears’ offensive coordinator can make Mike Glennon (or Mitch Trubisky) look good this season, he’s one to watch.


Teryl Austin | Detroit Lions

Current position: Defensive coordinator
Age: 52

He has been the defensive coordinator in Detroit since 2014 after serving in the same role under John Harbaugh in Baltimore. His name has come up as a possible head-coaching candidate in each of the past two offseasons.


Matt Patricia | New England Patriots

Current position: Defensive coordinator
Age: 42

He looks like a lumberjack, but the thickly-bearded coach has the academic credentials of a rocket scientist and has shown remarkable diversity in his coaching path. On Bill Belichick’s staff since 2004, Patricia has been an offensive assistant, the offensive line coach, a linebackers coach, a safeties coach, and has been the defensive coordinator since 2012.

Source: ESPN
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