Jerry Glanville wants to get back into coaching
Posted by: Chris Vannini on November 29, 2012
After a three-year hiatus, Jerry Glanville wants to get back in the game.
The former Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons head coach told the Detroit Free Press that he's looking to get back into coaching as a head coach or defensive coordinator, whether it be at the pro or college level.
The 71-year-old Glanville said he hasn't spoken with any schools, but he just recently hired an agent and is still exploring the possibilities, though it's a little harder than it used to be.
"In the old days, I never got asked for a resume," Glanville told the paper. "People looked at the film and offered me jobs. I was coaching for the Lions, and Paul Brown tried to hire me after we beat them. Your resume was what you did. Now, unfortunately, a lot of the people that I coached against and with aren't coaching anymore, so you've got to overcome that.
"You've got to get somebody that knows their history, find out if anybody's interested. Who knows who's interested? Randy Travis had a song one time, he said if the phone's not ringing, it's for me. I might get that, who knows?"
Glanville was most recently the head coach at Portland State from 2007-09. He signed on to coach the UFL's Hartford Colonials in 2011, but that operation folded before he coached a game. The Free Press says Glanville is scheduled to coach in the East-West Shrine Game in January 2013.
"It's not like I disappeared, it's just like you haven't seen me," he told the paper. "I've been on the sideline a few years. I'd rather take a stake in the eye than do it a third year. Just take a stake and jam it right through my eye."
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