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January 17, 2006
Patriots defensive coordinator Eric Mangini has accepted the Jets' head coaching position, according to various published reports.
Some links from New York/New Jersey (some require registration):
* Ken Berger, of Newsday, writes that the Jets have proven before they aren't afraid to take a chance on an inexperienced head coach.
* Columnist Shaun Powell, of Newsday, writes that timing was everything for Mangini.
* Mike Lupica writes in the New York Daily News that that the Jets are putting their chips on the "hot kid."
* Gary Myers, of the New York Daily News, has former Patriot Ted Johnson saying that Mangini is ready for the job.
* Karen Crouse, of the New York Times, reports that Mangini is set to become the 14th coach in the Jets' 46-year history.
* Rich Cimini and Gary Myers, of the New York Daily News, write that Mangini has been on the Jets' radar for a while.
* Mark Cannizzaro, of the New York Post, writes that Mangini's contract is believed to be between $2-2.5 million over four-five years.
* Steve Serby, of the New York Post, writes that Mangini wasn't just the right way for the Jets to go, he was the only way to go.
* Dave Hutchinson, of the Newark Star Ledger, writes that Mangini wavered on his decision throughout the day Monday before making a decision Monday night.
* Andrea Adelson, of the Associated Press, writes that Mangini becomes the NFL's youngest head coach.
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