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Jeff Fisher to USFL: Michigan Panthers hire former NFL coach

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Former NFL coach Jeff Fisher was announced as coach of the USFL’s Michigan Panthers on Thursday. 

Fisher, 63, served as an advisor at Tennessee State in 2021. His most up-to-date teaching expertise got here throughout a five-year stint with the Rams from 2012–16.

“I have been out of teaching for a couple of years now, however I’ve watched it at each stage, and I’ve come to understand that I miss it,” Fisher stated in an announcement Thursday. “Throughout my time away, I used to be blessed to do a number of cool issues, and I’ve caught loads of fish, however there is a void there. So, I am excited concerning the alternative to fill that void by teaching within the USFL and getting again to the sideline.”

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Fisher logged 22 seasons as an NFL coach, together with 17 years with the Oilers and Titans franchise. He reached the playoffs six occasions as a coach, together with a run to Tremendous Bowl XXXIV, which the Titans misplaced 23–16 to the Rams. 

The USFL introduced in June 2021 its plan to return within the spring of 2022. The league initially launched in 1983, nevertheless it ceased operations in 1985. There can be eight groups taking part in within the newest iteration of the league throughout two divisions, with the Panthers slated for the North Division. 

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