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February 21, 1995 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Raiders have reached an agreement with Jim Fassel, former offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos, to become the quarterback coach and call the offensive plays. Fassel's hiring, which has not yet been announced, was the first offensive change made by new Coach Mike White. Joe Bugel was hired last month by owner Al Davis to be a senior assistant for the offense.
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October 25, 2010 | T.J. Simers
So I'm reading the newspaper here, because what else is there to do in this city, when I find my curiosity piqued. You probably recall the name too: Jim Fassel . He was big time in Southern California as a quarterback at Anaheim High, then Fullerton College, on to USC and Long Beach State. He recruited John Elway out of high school, coaching him at Stanford and later with the Broncos. A line began to form, NFL teams wanting his offensive input as coordinator, the Redskins, Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, Rams talking to him about becoming a head coach.
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October 25, 2010 | T.J. Simers
So I'm reading the newspaper here, because what else is there to do in this city, when I find my curiosity piqued. You probably recall the name too: Jim Fassel . He was big time in Southern California as a quarterback at Anaheim High, then Fullerton College, on to USC and Long Beach State. He recruited John Elway out of high school, coaching him at Stanford and later with the Broncos. A line began to form, NFL teams wanting his offensive input as coordinator, the Redskins, Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, Rams talking to him about becoming a head coach.
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January 2, 2004 | From Associated Press
Former New York Giant Coach Jim Fassel interviewed for the Washington Redskins' vacancy Thursday, meeting with owner Dan Snyder in San Francisco. Snyder and Fassel had dinner and planned to meet again today, according to Fassel's agent, Steve Rosner. Although Snyder is known for working deals quickly, Rosner said Fassel intended to keep to a schedule that includes interviews with the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday and with the Chicago Bears on Monday or Tuesday.
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February 11, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Fassel, who coached John Elway at Stanford and recently left the New York Giants, was hired by the Denver Broncos as offensive coordinator.
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October 2, 2002
"There are no geniuses in our business. We're all P.E. majors coaching P.E. majors." Jim Fassel, New York Giant coach.
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January 7, 1995
Elijah Pitts, an assistant with Buffalo, and Jim Fassel, a former assistant with Denver, will interview next week for Denver's vacant coaching job, the team announced.
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May 22, 2003 | From Associated Press
New York Giant Coach Jim Fassel didn't need much time to recruit the team's latest fan -- his newfound son. John Mathieson was asked if he planned to switch allegiance from the Denver Broncos to the Giants now that he has learned Fassel is his father. "Yes, he does," Fassel interjected. Mathieson, a 34-year-old car salesman from Colorado, laughed. "I guess I'm going to be switching here real quick," he said.
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September 1, 1997 | From Associated Press
The New York Giants made Jim Fassel a rookie NFL coach because they felt his West Coast offense could revive the two-time Super Bowl champions after six mostly frustrating seasons. Not only did Fassel deliver in his debut, so did rookies Tiki Barber, Sam Garnes and Ike Hilliard and a swarming defense that recorded nine sacks, nearly one-third of the total of all of last season.
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December 2, 2003 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
They say it can be lonely at the top. For New York Giant Coach Jim Fassel, it's lonely at the bottom. Before the Giants fell to 4-8 Sunday by losing to the Buffalo Bills, 24-7, Fassel was seen on CBS, telling Lesley Visser: "When you're the head coach and things aren't going well, you're the only one standing on the gangplank. When you stand on the podium to accept the trophy, it can get crowded." One supporter: "Fire Fassel!"
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May 22, 2003 | From Associated Press
New York Giant Coach Jim Fassel didn't need much time to recruit the team's latest fan -- his newfound son. John Mathieson was asked if he planned to switch allegiance from the Denver Broncos to the Giants now that he has learned Fassel is his father. "Yes, he does," Fassel interjected. Mathieson, a 34-year-old car salesman from Colorado, laughed. "I guess I'm going to be switching here real quick," he said.
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December 8, 2002
"You can write anything you want about me. It will not affect me and what I do." Jim Fassel, New York Giant coach, responding to questions about his tenuous job status.
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November 4, 2002 | From Associated Press
Jim Fassel spoke, and the New York Giants responded. Running plays called by Fassel instead of offensive coordinator Sean Payton, Tiki Barber ran for 101 yards and scored on runs of two and 44 yards as the Giants broke out of a scoring slump and beat Jacksonville, 24-17, Sunday night, handing the Jaguars their fourth straight loss. "We made it easy for Fassel," Barber said after the Giants (4-4) ended a two-game losing streak. "We didn't make any mistakes."
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January 28, 2001 | MIKE LUPICA
The coach of the Giants, who has so much more to him than anybody ever thought, stood outside the temporary offices for the public relations staff at the team's hotel on Kennedy Boulevard. Jim Fassel had just finished one last television interview and was on his way to a meeting with his coaches. But for now, in a rare quiet corner of his Super Bowl week, he went back more than 30 years, to when he was a star quarterback in junior college, to the coach who really started his football life.
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January 4, 2001 | DIANE PUCIN
If the guarantee wasn't quite as jolting as when Joe Namath promised the Jets would beat the Colts in the Super Bowl or as dramatic as when Mark Messier promised he would bring the Rangers a Stanley Cup, this was close. When Jim Fassel stood up the day before Thanksgiving and said that without a doubt the New York Giants would be in the NFL playoffs, the world noticed. And laughed. The Giants had just suffered two awful defeats, badly played games in which the Giants seemed barely competitive.
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January 4, 2001 | DIANE PUCIN
If the guarantee wasn't quite as jolting as when Joe Namath promised the Jets would beat the Colts in the Super Bowl or as dramatic as when Mark Messier promised he would bring the Rangers a Stanley Cup, this was close. When Jim Fassel stood up the day before Thanksgiving and said that without a doubt the New York Giants would be in the NFL playoffs, the world noticed. And laughed. The Giants had just suffered two awful defeats, badly played games in which the Giants seemed barely competitive.
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November 25, 2000 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Five weeks left in the regular season, and the NFL playoff pressure is building. Baltimore Raven Coach Brian Billick recently threatened to fine his players if they so much as mentioned the word "playoffs" prematurely. It looks as if they'll be seeing it on their itineraries, however: The team that once couldn't score touchdowns is 8-4 and looking at an easy stretch run. New York Giant Coach Jim Fassel?
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