New York Giants: Bill Sheridan, an assistant coach at Michigan for the past three seasons, was hired by the Giants Wednesday as their linebackers coach.
Sheridan replaces Bill Davis, who left after one season to
become the defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers.
Sheridan, who is entering his 25th year of coaching, spent the
last three seasons at Michigan. He was hired as a linebackers coach
and switched to the defensive line the last two years.
"Bill has a burning desire to coach in the NFL," Giants coach
Tom Coughlin said. "That was very important to me as I evaluated
prospective linebacker coaches. He was very sharp in his interview,
and even though he coached the defensive line at Michigan, he
talked mostly about the secondary and linebacker play."
Sheridan, 46, began his career at Shrine High School in Royal
Oak, Mich. from 1981-84. He was then a graduate assistant at
Michigan for two seasons before moving on to Maine, Cincinnati,
Army, Michigan State, Notre Dame and then back to Michigan.
Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys filled their last staff
vacancy Wednesday with the addition of running backs coach Anthony
Lynn, a North Texas native, spent the past two seasons in the
same role for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He coached Fred Taylor, who
rushed for almost 2,800 yards while Lynn was on staff.
He is the third and final new addition to the 2005 Cowboys
coaching staff, which will include former Syracuse coach Paul
Lynn spent six seasons in the NFL, mostly as a special teams
player, and was part of the Denver Broncos teams that won the Super
Bowl in 1997 and 1998. He later joined the Broncos as an offensive
assistant in 2000.
Lynn, 36, was a star running back at Texas Tech from 1988-91 and
was born in McKinney, Texas.
Chicago Bears: Don Johnson was named the team's new defensive line coach.
Johnson has spent the past five seasons at UCLA, where he was the defensive line coach in 2001 and the school's recruiting coordinator last year.
The New Jersey native played college ball at Jersey City State and later played for the New Jersey Generals of the USFL.