Jerry Glanville's Career Slide Continues; Eighth Circle Of Hell Reached
If you were a Houston Oiler fan, you were divided on Jerry Glanville, who coached the team in the late 1980s.
A lot of fans loved his bluster, his defenses, and his cuh-waaazy antics like always leaving a ticket for Elvis at the gate. (Presley, not Costello.)
Others thought him a buffoon, and cringed when he would do such things as designate one player to be honored to wear an actual Army helmet and then march 100 yards on the field because he was such a warrior. Also, Glanville's teams sucked when it came to big-time winning, but that was standard operating procedure for the Oilers.
Glanville went on to the Atlanta Falcons before burning his bridges there, then he went on to increasingly obscure television gigs.
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He ended up coaching at Portland State University, which was considering ending its football program.
He promised wins, he didn't deliver, and now he is once again out of a job.
Glanville racked up a 9-24 record at Portland State and is in the middle of the school's worst season in 27 years.
In his defense, at least he's been doing it quietly, and not bothering the rest of the country, which is more than we can say for his blowhard, content-free television analysis.
Geez: Yesterday Bud Adams is in the news; today it's Jerry Glanville. It's Oiler Reunion Week around here.
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