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Wetmore: The Vikings should consider

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Each of the four major sports leagues is guilty of recycling coaches. Have a pro coaching job and lose it? No problem, so long as you didn’t embarrass yourself, you’ll get another shot.

That turnabout meant the word “retread” entered the sports lexicon. It’s almost invariably used with a negative connotation, a pejorative term for a guy who wasn’t good enough to hold down his first job.

Here are a few retreads over the past 20 years: Mike Shanahan, Jon Gruden, Tony Dungy, Tom Coughlin, John Fox and Bill Belichick.

I know that’s cherry-picking. For every Belichick,…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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