There’s nothing like drawing a connection to Pittsburgh to connect you to a Super Bowl when you don’t have a dog in the fight. Denver Broncos head coach John Fox had his first NFL opportunity in coaching as an assistant under the legendary Chuck Noll. He left Pitt as the defensive coordinator to become the secondary coach under Noll in 1989. Fox spoke highly of Noll (who wouldn’t) and said he learned valuable lessons on coaching while working with him that he has taken with him through his now 25-year long coaching career.
“He stayed even keel. That was the most valuable lesson [I learned], is to be the same guy, don’t go through the highs and lows, because it’s very easy to do, especially with outside influences.” – John Fox