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Report: Rams ST Coach John Fassel To Be Named Interim Head Coach

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Sounds like Bones will get the mic on gamedays.

Los Angeles Rams Practice ST/Interim HC John Fassel
Los Angeles Rams Practice ST/Interim HC John Fassel
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Just minutes ago, the Los Angeles Rams announced they fired Head Coach Jeff Fisher. Per Rand Getlin, formerly of NFL Media, they’re set to announce their interim head coach: Rams Special Teams Coordinator John Fassel:

Fassel, the son of former New York Giants Head Coach Jim Fassel, joined the team as Special Teams Coordinator in 2012 to fill out Jeff Fisher’s initial coaching staff. His hiring followed a four-year stint with the Oakland Raiders in the same gig. Here’s his full CV:

John Fassel Coaching History
John Fassel Coaching History

It’s not the lengthiest resume for a head coach, but Jeff Fisher’s staff was largely deficient of as much aside from Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams (who I’m surprised wasn’t handed the reins himself).

In case you were hoping his Wikipedia page would offer more info, you can quell those hopes now:

John Fassel Wikipedia Page
John Fassel Wikipedia Page

The Rams don’t have a ton to play for in their final three games, so it’s not as if Fassel has a ton of pressure to achieve anything.

Bottom line is that freed from the yoke of Fisher, it’ll be Fassel guiding the team into the offseason with major, major decisions ahead.