Coaches have teams going in right direction

Updated: October 6, 2005, 5:14 PM ET
By Jeremy Green | ESPN Insider
The recent offseason resulted in only three head coaching changes, but with such little turnover, you can expect a lot of change following this season.

Given the early results of 2005, you can bet that the blueprints Nick Saban, Romeo Crennel and Mike Nolan are laying down are something NFL owners have noticed.

While things in the NFL go in cycles, the current blueprint for success seems to be hiring a defensive-oriented coach. The three new hires in 2005 are all defensive-minded guys who have been able to instill their toughness into their football teams.

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