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01-12-2006, 09:46 AM
Packers to hire 49ers' McCarthy as coach

The Green Bay Packers will fill their head coach vacancy with a former Brett Favre tutor, but not the one some people close to the quarterback had suggested might perhaps make an apt replacement for the deposed Mike Sherman.

Packers general manager Ted Thompson has chosen San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy to be the team's new coach, with an official announcement likely later this week. The two sides must still negotiate a contract, but there aren't expected to be any major sticking points in those discussions.

The job offer to McCarthy, one of seven candidates that Thompson interviewed, was confirmed to ESPN.com on Wednesday evening by NFL sources and also reported by ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

McCarthy, 42, served as the Packers' quarterbacks coach in 1999, working with Favre. Last week, Favre's agent, James "Bus" Cook, suggested his client might more likely to return to the team in 2006 if Green Bay hired Steve Mariucci, a former Packers assistant who was later the head coach in San Francisco (1997-2002) and Detroit (2003-2005).

Since leaving the Packers to become offensive coordinator of New Orleans Saints in 2000, McCarthy has maintained a relationship with Favre. It is not believed, however, that played a significant part in Thompson's decision to offer McCarthy the job.

Rest of the article: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2288985

01-12-2006, 02:35 PM
Yeah sounds like Brett will be back now.

01-12-2006, 05:27 PM
Brett just retire. You have rings, etc. Enjoy Life after football brett

01-12-2006, 05:28 PM
McCarthy can't be all that bad.
I believe I heard him say he was a Pittsburgh native in his Press Conference.

01-12-2006, 06:04 PM
i think this is a bad hire... now i hated sherman, but i think they should have waited one more year and picked up a big name coach. this year there are just not many good prospects out there yet.

3 to be 4
01-13-2006, 06:35 PM
some guys you just look at when they are hired and you just know they'll be a stiff.
this guy is a stiff.

01-13-2006, 06:47 PM
Sweet, Favre back for another year, hopefully. My favorite non-Steelers of this era. Well, maybe tied with Barry Sanders.