Muir Plans To Coach In 2012

From Mobile, Alabama

Just a few days after the 2011 season ended, one of the “in-the-know” guys working for the NFL Network wrote that Bill Muir was going to retire.

That’s news to the 69-year old Bill Muir.

“Nobody talked to me,” Muir said Tuesday afternoon at the South squad’s practice session for the Senior Bowl.

“I’m planning to coach, until somebody tells me differently.”

Muir was reticent to say much more about the situation with Romeo Crennel’s coaching staff. He did acknowledge that he’s been told he will not be the offensive coordinator, but Crennel would like him to stay and coach the offensive line.

“It’s just of those things,” said Muir, who has 47 years in coaching and 34 seasons in the NFL. “You go on every day and wait for them to tell you how we are going to move forward or if we are separating. It happens a lot in football.”

For the record coach, you want to continue to coach?  “Yes” Muir said.

Do you want to stay with the Chiefs as offensive line coach?  “Yes.”

Do you have a problem being just O-Line coach and not offensive coordinator?  “No.”

12 Responses to “Muir Plans To Coach In 2012”

  • January 24, 2012  - Chuck says:

    I have no problem with him being O-Line coach but thank God he is not going to be the OC. Last year was a complete disaster in scoring points which is a direct reflection on the OC. 13 points a game just doesn’t cut it. Even old Hermie Edwards always said you need about 24 points a game to have a chance.

  • January 24, 2012  - el cid says:

    No sure this interview says he is not the OC next year. Crennel and the Chiefs do not seem to be moving on anyone yet. Probably nuts, sure they could find someone, somewhere.

  • January 24, 2012  - ED J says:

    Yeah I can see Muir back as O-line coach but its obvious we’re going to hire someone else as OC.

  • January 24, 2012  - Blake says:

    I think this is a good move, he is a good oline coach but not a good Offensive coordinator.

  • January 24, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    I agree and hope they retain him. He did a good job as the offensive line coach but doesn’t seem cut out to be an offensive coordinator. Hopefully we’ll bring a good one in.

  • January 24, 2012  - Niblick says:

    I keep hearing the name of Al Saunders as a possibility for OC. I would be surprised but his name has been mentioned on a couple of websites. Now that Oakland has a new coach, he will probably not be retained. It would be a bit of surprise move. As far as I know he has no connection to Crennel. If I remember correctly, he was given a courtesy interview by Peterson for head coach, but Herm was hired. I’m not hearing many other names for OC.

  • January 24, 2012  - rufus says:

    Mike Sullivan — NYG

  • January 25, 2012  - KC_Guy says:

    I would not be surprised to see Maurice Carthon taking over as OC, mostly for the running game, and Zorn being something like a passing game coordinator. Not sure I’d be a big fan of having a HC doubling as DC and a OC doubling as RB Coach – but that approach would save Hunt quite a dime or two, so it’s a VERY likely scenario.

  • January 25, 2012  - Chuck says:

    To KC_Guy; Are you accusing Clark of being CHEAP??? Ha-Ha. I said over on another website I bet its either Zorn or Carthon. CHEAP is the word of the day!!!!!

  • January 25, 2012  - Niblick says:

    I don’t think the OC is coming from inside. If so, I think he would have been announced by now. It could be coming from either the Giants or Patriots. I hadn’t heard about Mike Sullivan, but I bet he’s on the radar.

  • January 25, 2012  - el cid says:

    KC_Guy, may be on to something. Is it Crennel or Pioli who hires the OC? If Pioli has any imput, it will be the safe pick, someone he can live with in the NE style, isn’t that what he is about and most comfortable with? Zorn or Carthon would fit the bill. Just do not see Saunders fitting the NE mold. Also doubt Saunders style fits with Cassel and the 3Bs? Most agree Cassel is slow to make decisions, at WR not a lot of speed, more like big targets. Also several here have mentioned the new OC may well be hired to follow Crennel in 3 years as HC, anyone see Saunders and Pioli getting along, think Haley/Pioli was bad, picture Saunders/Pioli. Just doubt there is any NE way in Saunders?

  • January 25, 2012  - el cid says:

    Just read your post Chuck, only you and I would consider the Hunt “might” have a greater interest in pocketing as much cash as possible. Just because he is considered the 7th worst owner in pro sport, so many consider him worthy because the Chiefs operate in KC.

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