26 Jul 2005
Wesleyan kid goes to Australia on a semester abroad and somehow stumbles his way into coaching an amateur American football team called the Kew Colts. 10 years later he's defensive coordinator for the two-time defending Super Bowl champs. Here's a pretty interesting feature on Eric Mangini from the Boston Globe. Among other things, it suggests that the Pats D will become more aggressive with blitzes this season.
Speaking of Wesleyan grads, don't forget to pick up a copy of the new album The Loving Sounds of Static by Mobius Band when you go to your favorite book/music emporium to buy Pro Football Prospectus 2005. SPIN calls them "this buzzed-about trio" but I prefer to call them "my brother and those two other guys."
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An upset-fueled Week 4 led to new expectations for surprising teams like Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Texas A&M, but poor performances at LSU and Notre Dame led to early-season firings.