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September 25, 2002
"Our defense gave a fantastic effort against a supposedly good offense."- - Steve Mariucci, San Francisco 49er coach, after a 20-10 victory over Steve Spurrier's Washington Redskins
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November 29, 2005 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Unable to turn around a perennial losing franchise, Steve Mariucci was fired Monday by the Detroit Lions and replaced by Dick Jauron, Mariucci's defensive coordinator, who will serve as interim coach for the rest of the season. Mariucci, who had two seasons remaining on the $25-million deal he signed in 2003, was 15-28 over two-plus seasons and couldn't transform a franchise that has won one playoff game since 1957.
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December 15, 1995 | Associated Press
Green Bay Packer quarterbacks coach Steve Mariucci, a former California assistant, was named the Golden Bears' new coach. Mariucci, 40, has spent four years with the Packers, helping them to two playoff appearances and a 9-5 record this season. "The last four years here with Green Bay have been a tremendous period of growth in my coaching career," said Mariucci, who agreed to a five-year contract. "But I'm ready for this new challenge."
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October 6, 2003 | From Associated Press
Once Terrell Owens and Jeff Garcia got back in step at the pregame breakfast, not even Steve Mariucci could trip them up. Owens caught five passes for 79 yards and a touchdown as the San Francisco 49ers spoiled their former coach's homecoming, methodically beating the Detroit Lions, 24-17, on Sunday. Garcia completed 15 of 27 passes for 192 yards and rushed for another score, but his biggest play came in the hours before kickoff.
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January 17, 1997 | From Associated Press
Standing on a podium between his predecessors, George Seifert and Bill Walsh, Steve Mariucci was admittedly overwhelmed. "I am in awe of those two coaches. I'm happy they're here," he said as the trio posed for pictures. But it was the man in the middle who was the man in the news. With only a year's experience as a college head coach, Mariucci inherited one of the great pro football legacies of success Thursday when he was introduced as coach of the San Francisco 49ers.
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November 29, 2005 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Unable to turn around a perennial losing franchise, Steve Mariucci was fired Monday by the Detroit Lions and replaced by Dick Jauron, Mariucci's defensive coordinator, who will serve as interim coach for the rest of the season. Mariucci, who had two seasons remaining on the $25-million deal he signed in 2003, was 15-28 over two-plus seasons and couldn't transform a franchise that has won one playoff game since 1957.
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February 5, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Steve Mariucci was hired Tuesday as coach of the Detroit Lions, taking over one of the NFL's worst teams less than three weeks after he was fired by the San Francisco 49ers. "We are thrilled. This is a huge step for our team and organization," Lion executive Matt Millen said. Mariucci, raised in the Michigan town of Iron Mountain, reportedly will earn $25 million over five years. He had been the leading candidate since the Lions fired Marty Mornhinweg.
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October 6, 2003 | From Associated Press
Once Terrell Owens and Jeff Garcia got back in step at the pregame breakfast, not even Steve Mariucci could trip them up. Owens caught five passes for 79 yards and a touchdown as the San Francisco 49ers spoiled their former coach's homecoming, methodically beating the Detroit Lions, 24-17, on Sunday. Garcia completed 15 of 27 passes for 192 yards and rushed for another score, but his biggest play came in the hours before kickoff.
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January 13, 1999 | From Associated Press
Forget the rumors that Steve Mariucci was on his way out as San Francisco 49ers' coach. Mariucci was signed Tuesday to a new five-year contract worth about $2 million per season, quashing speculation abut his future with the team. The deal, which replaced the three years left on his original pact, binds him to the 49ers through 2003. Mariucci, whose job security was the subject of constant speculation despite a winning record, said he was relieved the deal was finally done.
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February 5, 2003 | Rob Fernas
Before Steve Mariucci was hired Tuesday as the Detroit Lions' coach, Tom Fitzgerald of the San Francisco Chronicle offered this bold prediction: "The Lions will improve on Marty Morninhweg's road record over the last two years: 0-16. The only Detroit figure to have a worse record on the road lately is Diana Ross." More Fitzgerald: "I understand Fox is filming a new show at the 49ers' headquarters along the lines of 'The Bachelorette' but with a twist," said reader Greg Fong of San Jose.
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August 3, 2003 | From Associated Press
Robert Porcher was heading for the airport last February when he got a call from the Detroit Lions about an important meeting. Steve Mariucci, the team's new coach, wanted to talk to the three-time Pro Bowl defensive end right away. "I told them I was late for my plane," Porcher says. "They said, 'Just get back here. Coach Mariucci needs you.' So I changed my flight. I'm sure glad I did." It was a meeting that left the 12-year veteran eager to start the new season.
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February 21, 2003 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Steve Mariucci, who coached the San Francisco 49ers to four playoff appearances in six seasons, is now determined to reverse the fortunes of the Detroit Lions. That's no simple task, considering the Lions went 5-27 during the last two seasons, need to patch all sorts of holes on defense, and have a promising but unproven quarterback in Joey Harrington. Mariucci welcomes the challenge. The way he sees it, coaching is the easy part.
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February 5, 2003 | Rob Fernas
Before Steve Mariucci was hired Tuesday as the Detroit Lions' coach, Tom Fitzgerald of the San Francisco Chronicle offered this bold prediction: "The Lions will improve on Marty Morninhweg's road record over the last two years: 0-16. The only Detroit figure to have a worse record on the road lately is Diana Ross." More Fitzgerald: "I understand Fox is filming a new show at the 49ers' headquarters along the lines of 'The Bachelorette' but with a twist," said reader Greg Fong of San Jose.
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February 5, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Steve Mariucci was hired Tuesday as coach of the Detroit Lions, taking over one of the NFL's worst teams less than three weeks after he was fired by the San Francisco 49ers. "We are thrilled. This is a huge step for our team and organization," Lion executive Matt Millen said. Mariucci, raised in the Michigan town of Iron Mountain, reportedly will earn $25 million over five years. He had been the leading candidate since the Lions fired Marty Mornhinweg.
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January 16, 2003 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Steve Mariucci, the spirited coach who led the San Francisco 49ers to four playoff appearances in six seasons and helped hold the franchise together during its most turbulent stretch, was fired Wednesday with a year left on his contract. The surprising development came three days after a 31-6 loss at Tampa Bay in a divisional playoff game and stunned players, who largely supported Mariucci and said they wanted the team to retain him. Team owner Dr.
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January 14, 2003 | Diane Pucin
Nothing in sports is worse than quitting. Steve Mariucci is finding that out. Steve Lavin should pay attention. There were reports that Lavin, UCLA's embattled basketball coach, may be contemplating resigning. Even though Lavin has been overmatched as Bruin head coach and seems to have lost this team, if he wants a future as a college coach he shouldn't quit. If Lavin walks away from this team, from his responsibility, how is he to be trusted again, anywhere, with nurturing young athletes?
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January 4, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight seconds remaining, one throw down the middle, and maybe it makes the difference between Steve Mariucci being fired or earning a pay raise, one more game for Reggie White or a dramatic halt to a Hall of Fame career, victory or defeat riding on where it lands.
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January 16, 1997 | T.J. SIMERS
You are Steve Mariucci, and you will be named coach of the San Francisco 49ers today, and your first order of business will be to set the ground rules: "George Seifert, you can look over my left shoulder; Bill Walsh, you have the right shoulder." Talk about your crowded front office.
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September 25, 2002
"Our defense gave a fantastic effort against a supposedly good offense."- - Steve Mariucci, San Francisco 49er coach, after a 20-10 victory over Steve Spurrier's Washington Redskins
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September 18, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS
A few years ago, Bill Walsh looked like an old man hanging onto football, a consultant to a San Francisco 49er organization that paid no attention to anything he said. At the same time, Steve Mariucci looked like a young kid in over his head, a gee-whiz intern to a team loaded with veterans that could coach itself. Walsh left as chaos appeared to be consuming the 49ers. Owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.
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