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NFL coaching vacancies filled with repeats

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Rookie head coaches weren't en vogue for openings that have already been filled this year. Plus, Gregg Williams may have chosen the less profitable coaching move, the Falcons could face some interesting decisions with Michael Turner and a former NFL defensive end has tutored numerous defensive linemen participating in the conference championship games on Sunday.

With three franchises still without head coaches as of this writing – Indianapolis, Oakland and Tampa Bay – it's tough to assess the new sideline bosses for the 2012 season. But it is worth noting that three of the teams that have made hires so far have filled their vacancies with "repeat" (we cringe at the "retread" term) head coaches: Mike Mularkey (Jacksonville), Romeo Crennel (Kansas City... Recommended Stories