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Long-time NFL Coach Joe Bugel announces his retirement

While he spent most of his time as an assistant, he was head coach of the Phoenix Cardinals(1990-1993) and the Oakland Raiders(1997) with a accumulated record of 24-56. Good luck in retirement coach.

Washington Redskins offensive line coach Joe Bugel stepped down Wednesday after more than three decades in the NFL.

Bugel says it’s “tough to walk away,” but he’s about to turn 70 and wants to spend time with his family.

New Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says he tried to talk Bugel into staying.

Bugel coached the dominant Redskins offensive line that became known as the “Hogs” in the 1980s, during Joe Gibbs’ first stint as head coach. It was the first offensive line to receive such national prominence, and Washington won two Super Bowls while Bugel was with the team.

Bugel later became a head coach with the Cardinals and Raiders.

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Greetings, Bill, glad to see you writing! Ran into your brother at a chess site . . .

The Hogs were awesome, but I seem to recall some notoriety also for the 1972 Dolphins OL anchored by Little, Kuchenberg, and Langer. The original Steelers core of Mansfield, Kolb, Mullins, and Gravelle was also well recognized.

Posted by Jim Addison | January 14, 2010 | 06:20 am | Permalink

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