Suits Without Roots: The Guy Picking Your Team's Coach May Be Clueless About Football

Eight new head coaches next season have never been the head guy before. Why is that happening?

Updated: February 20, 2009, 9:33 AM ET
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN The Magazine

Think you need to understand a football playbook to hire an NFL head coach? Think again.

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Seth Wickersham joined ESPN The Magazine after graduating from the University of Missouri. Although he primarily covers the NFL, his assignments also have taken him to the Athens Olympics, the World Series, the NCAA tournament and the NHL and NBA playoffs.