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Here are the jobs NFL head coaches had immediately before they were hired. Eleven were defensive coordinators, six were offensive coordinators, six were NFL head coaches, five were college head coaches, three were NFL position coaches and one was a Canadian Football League coach.

Team Coach Previous job

Arizona Bruce Arians offensive coordinator, Colts*

Atlanta Mike Smith defensive coordinator, Jaguars

Baltimore John Harbaugh defensive backs coach, Eagles

Buffalo Doug Marrone head coach, Syracuse University

Carolina Ron Rivera defensive coordinator, Chargers

Chicago Marc Trestman head coach, Montreal (CFL)

Cincinnati Marvin Lewis defensive coordinator, Redskins

Cleveland Rob Chudzinski (fired) offensive coordinator, Panthers

Dallas Jason Garrett offensive coordinator, Cowboys

Denver John Fox head coach, Panthers

Detroit Jim Schwartz (fired) defensive coordinator, Titans

Green Bay Mike McCarthy offensive coordinator, 49ers

Houston Bill O’Brien head coach, Penn State University

Indianapolis Chuck Pagano defensive coordinator, Ravens

Jacksonville Gus Bradley defensive coordinator, Seahawks

Kansas City Andy Reid head coach, Eagles

Miami Joe Philbin offensive coordinator, Packers

Vikings Leslie Frazier (fired) defensive coordinator, Vikings

New England Bill Belichick defensive backs coach, Giants**

New Orleans Sean Payton quarterbacks coach, Cowboys

New York Giants Tom Coughlin head coach, Jaguars

New York Jets Rex Ryan defensive coordinator, Ravens

Oakland Dennis Allen defensive coordinator, Broncos

Philadelphia Chip Kelly head coach, University of Oregon

Pittsburgh Mike Tomlin defensive coordinator, Vikings

San Diego Mike McCoy offensive coordinator, Broncos

San Francisco Jim Harbaugh head coach, Stanford University

Seattle Pete Carroll head coach, University of Southern California

St. Louis Jeff Fisher head coach, Titans

Tampa Bay Lovie Smith head coach, Bears

Tennessee Mike Munchak (fired) offensive line coach, Titans

Washington Mike Shanahan (fired) head coach, Broncos

*-Arians was also Colts interim head coach last season when Chuck Pagano was being treated for leukemia.

**-Belichick was Giants head coach for one day before resigning in 2000; the Patriots gave up a first-round choice for the right to hire him.