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Former head coaches flock to assistant jobs

Going from being a head coach to an assistant can be a blow to the ego. But for most, it's hard to resist the urge to coach.

Updated: February 21, 2006, 2:35 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

It has been a decade and a half since Dan Henning was in charge of an NFL football operation, and nearly a full generation of fans likely doesn't even realize that the Carolina Panthers' brainy offensive coordinator, still one of the most fertile minds around after 27 seasons in the business, was twice a head coach in the league.

In fact, Henning is probably better known for essentially creating the H-back position and for his use of the single-back formation, than he is for compiling a ...

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