Jerry Glanville wants back in coaching

Former Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons head coach Jerry Glanville would like another opportunity to coach either in pro or college football.

Glanville, now 71, was scheduled to be the coach of the UFL Hartford Colonials, but that team folded before he got the chance to coach again.

“Coaching never leaves you. That’s a forever gene,” said Glanville told

Now, he says he would like the chance to be on a staff as an assistant. Glanville recently helped coach in the East-West Shrine Game and says football hasn't changed much really, even with new wrinkles like the read option and the pistol formation.

“The game hasn’t changed. The game is the game. What people are doing in the game now is pretty close to what we were doing with four wide receivers, the shotgun and spreading the ball around (in the run-and-shoot),” Glanville said. “Defensively, you’re coming after the quarterback. You’re running some trap corners, trying to get turnovers. We’ve been doing that since 1974. Nothing has really changed, except that the players get bigger and faster. Athletically, they just keep getting better.”

Glanville, of course, was famous in his heyday for leaving tickets for Elvis at will call and for coining the famous quote that NFL stands for Not For Long from a sequence captured by NFL Films. But the fact remains that he enjoyed a decent measure of success both as a head coach and assistant coach.

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