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Another candidate suggested

Posted by Chris Brown on January 11, 2010 – 1:33 pm

FOX Sports Jay Glazer in being asked on on his twitter account about Marty Schottenheimer’s chances of landing in Buffalo mentioned another possible name that could soon be in the Bills head coaching hopper.

Glazer was asked if Schottenheimer had recently spoken to Buddy Nix about the coaching job. Glazer said they had spoken, but not for Schottenheimer to coach. Here’s his tweet in response to the question.

Jay_Glazer: Marty & Nix talked last wk. 2 are tight, but it wasn’t so much to hire him but more to talk shop. Another name I’d look at is Nolan.

The Nolan being referred to is Mike Nolan, who is currently the defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos. Nolan impressively turned the Denver defense into top 10 unit in the league a year after ranking 29th overall. The Broncos went from being 30th in points allowed in 2008 to 12th in 2009 under Nolan. And he did it switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense in one offseason.

Nolan did have an unsuccessful tenure in his first stint as a head coach in San Francisco (2005-2008), though his defense was effective against the run in his time there.  And as defensive coordinator in Baltimore his unit was tied for the league lead in takeaways over the three-year span that he was there.

Whether he officially becomes a candidate remains to be seen.

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