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March 2001

March 2001


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© March 2001

Waiting for the XFL to call

If Rich Brooks has his way, he'll be coaching in the XFL next year.

Brooks in January abruptly resigned his three-year post as defensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons, sold his house in Atlanta and moved back to Eugene, Ore. to wait for a call from the upstart league.

"I guess my time has passed in this league," he said, refering to the NFL, as he announced his resignation from the Falcons.

Last fall the 59-year-old turned down a job offer from the XFL because he was still under contract with the Falcons. But after building the defense that helped the Falcons win their first NFC championship in 1999, he expected to receive head coaching offers when his contract was up. When none came, he decided to pack it in.

"If the opportunity presents itself again this fall, I just wan....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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