HoosierCat Posted January 3, 2008 Report Share Posted January 3, 2008 Stolen from bengalsjungle.com (h/t BlazerBenner)...Hudson Houck fired by Parcells...along with Dom Capers, D. C. and Cam Cameron, H. C.Parcells is an idiot. The Dolphins will never see the playoffs under his tenure.But, the news here is Hudson Houck. He is probably, and easily arguably, the greatest Offensive Line Coach ever. He continually takes late-round draft picks and turns them into near pro-bowl and pro-bowl Offensive linemen. Houck's resume is filled only with "Excellence" at every venue. He works with whatever type of runningback he has and every type of lineman he's given to work with. His linemen aren't limited to just one type of blocking, but are experts at all types of blocking, unlike the current Bengals line coach, who teaches only one style of blocking. He set the stage for Emmit Smith's best years, LaDanian Tomlinson's best years, and had Ronnie Brown and Jessie Chatman performing at their best.There is nobody better, and no one else even a close second. His phone will ring off the hook for requests. What he's better at than anyone else is working with less talent. He could turn Ghiacuic into a Pro-Bowler...Hudson Houck' Resume:Houck was a center for the Trojans of Southern California from 1962 to 1964. He won a National Championship as a member of the 1962 team.He began his coaching career as an assistant coach for Crescenta Valley High School in California. Following two years in the United States Army, Houck resumed his role at Crescenta Valley.In 1970 Houck coached the freshmen team at Southern California, and after two years he became the offensive line coach at Stanford.Houck returned to his alma matter in 1976, coaching the offensive line at Southern California. During this time, he helped send numerous Trojans to the National Football League including Marvin Powell, Pat Howell, Brad Budde, Anthony Muñoz, Keith Van Horne, Chris Foote, Roy Foster, Bruce Matthews, Don Mosebar and Tony Slaton, among others. This group helped lead the way for Heisman Trophy-winning running backs Charles White and Marcus Allen, in addition to another USC great Ricky Bell, an NFL first-round draft choice in 1977.Houck's first pro coaching experience came with the Los Angeles Rams, where he coach the offensive line from 1983 to 1991. In his nine years with the team the Rams had 1,000-yard rushers seven seasons, highlighted by Eric Dickerson's record-setting 2,105 yards in 1984. During Houck's tenure, five Rams offensive linemen combined for 21 Pro Bowl appearances, including Jackie Slater (7), Doug Smith (6), Kent Hill (3), Dennis Harrah (3) and Tom Newberry (2). In Houck's final three years with the team, Rams quarterback Jim Everett threw for more yards than any passer in that span and did not miss a start.Houck spent one season as offensive line coach for the Seattle Seahawks in 1992. Seahawks running back Chris Warren logged the first 1,000-yard rushing season of his career with Houck tutoring his blockers.Houck would spend the next nine years coaching the offensive line for the Dallas Cowboys. At times during Houck's tenure the Cowboys' line was one of the most dominant in the history of the game. The 203 sacks they allowed in nine years under Houck were the fewest of any NFL team in that span. Six offensive linemen earned 22 trips to the Pro Bowl under Houck, including Larry Allen (7), Nate Newton (5), Erik Williams (4), Ray Donaldson (2), Mark Stepnoski (2) and Mark Tuinei (2). Future Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith earned a pair of rushing titles during Houck's tenure, and rushed for over 1,000 yards every season.With the San Diego Chargers from 2002 to 2004, Houck transformed one of the league's worst offensive lines to one of the best. Running back LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for more than 1,300 yards in each of Houck's three seasons with the team. With five new starters on the line in 2004, the Chargers ranked 10th in total offense and sixth in rushing. The Chargers allowed fewer than 25 sacks per season under Houck.Houck was lured away from the Chargers by former Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban with a three-year contract worth $2.5 million. The contract made him the second highest paid offensive line coach in the NFL at the time, behind only Alex Gibbs with the Atlanta Falcons. During his first year with the Dolphins in 2005, Houck's offensive line ranked fourth in the NFL in fewest sacks allowed, cutting their number in half from the previous year.In 2007, Houck was reunited with new Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron. Houck and Cameron worked together in San Diego.His most remarkable accomplishment was what he did in 2002 or 2003...I can't remember which. He'd lost his entire Offensive Line to Free-Agency, injury, or they were just let go because they sucked, and he had undrafted players, low-round players, and rookies to work with and he turned them immediately into one of the best units in the league...A year later he had a couple of them gettin pro-bowl consideration.Any team could use him. I'd love for the Bengals to try....but, I doubt if Mike Brown is willing to pay a premium (because he'd have to) for an Offensive Line Coach. I'd also love to have Dom Capers become the Defensive Coordinator. We'd have a real Defensive Coordinator, and someone who won't take any crap from anyone. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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