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Jeff Fisher Lands New Head-Coaching Gig

Devon Platana
Former Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has landed a new head coaching gig.
Former Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has landed a new head coaching gig. / Joe Murphy/AAF/GettyImages

While the Los Angeles Rams prepare for an NFC Championship matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, one of their former head coaches has found a new job.

It was announced Thursday that Jeff Fisher, who coached the Rams from 2012-2016, is joining the United States Football League's Michigan Panthers as their inaugural head coach and general manager.

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Fisher hasn't coached a professional football team since the Rams fired him in December 2016. He spent the 2021 NCAA college football season as an advisor at Tennessee State, which ultimately paved the way to his coaching return.

He joins Todd Haley, Mike Riley, and other notable football names who have already taken USFL coaching positions.

Fisher spent 22 seasons as an NFL coach for the Rams and Tennessee Titans from 1994 to 2016, amassing a 173-165-1 record and a single Super Bowl appearance over that stretch.

It'll be interesting to see what kind of success he can find in the USFL, which is scheduled to begin in April. Each of the league's eight teams will play at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL and will each roster 38 players, along with a seven-man practice squad.

If Fisher can succeed with the Panthers in the USFL's inaugural season and beyond, we might see him back behind an NFL bench sooner than later.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.