St. Louis Rams Hire Jeff Fisher, Sets Up Matchup With Jim Schwartz in 2012


The Jeff Fisher saga came down to the Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams with Fisher ultimately deciding to take the Rams’ gig. In doing so, the former Tennessee Titans coach sets up a matchup with one of his former coordinators, Jim Schwartz.

Fisher got his first head coaching job was with the Houston Oilers in 1994 and remained with the organization through their move to Nashville and transition into the Tennessee Titans until he was fired following the 2010 season. He brought Jim Schwartz onto his staff as a defensive assistant in 1999 and trusted him as his defensive coordinator from 2001 until Schwartz took the Lions head coaching job following the 2008 season.

The 2012 NFL schedule matches NFC North with the NFC West meaning Schwartz will get a chance to coach against his former boss. With the Rams and Lions heading in opposite directions, Schwartz should have the better time at the reunion.

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