Tom Clements as Head coach

Knows the league and understands the game. Has a law degree so we know he is smart. CFL hall of fammer
CLEMENTS AT A GLANCE

* Joined Packers Jan. 29, 2006.
* Possesses 13 years of coaching experience, including two seasons as an NFL offensive coordinator.
* Spent 10 seasons coaching quarterbacks under some of the game's best coaches, including Bill Cowher, Mike Ditka and Lou Holtz.
* Played 12 years in the Canadian Football League and was a seven-time divisional all-star and two-time Grey Cup champion; was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 1994.
* An All-American at Notre Dame in 1974, he finished fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting that year.
* Practiced law for five years before beginning coaching career. 

COACHING BACKGROUND:

1992-94 Notre Dame Quarterbacks
1995 Notre Dame Wide Receivers/
Asst. Head Coach
1997-99 New Orelans Saints Quarterbacks
2000 Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks
2001-03 Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterbacks
2004-05 Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator
2006 Green Bay Packers Quarterbacks
om Clements, entering his 14th season in the coaching profession, joins Green Bay in 2006 as the team's quarterbacks coach.

Now in his 10th overall NFL season, Clements was named to his position Jan. 29, 2006, by Head Coach Mike McCarthy. Familiar with the role, Clements also served as quarterbacks coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers (2001-03), Kansas City Chiefs (2000) and New Orleans Saints (1997-99).

Clements spent the last two seasons (2004-05) as offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills. In 2004, the Bills' offense increased its points output by 152 and become only the ninth team in NFL history to score more than 30 points in six straight games. With the emergence of first-year starter Willis McGahee, the team also increased its rushing yardage by 210. In addition, Buffalo reduced its number of sacks allowed from 51 to 38, fewest by a Bills team since 1999. After an 0-4 start, the Bills became one of the hottest teams in the NFL, winning nine of their last 12 and contending for a Wild-Card playoff spot until the final week of the season.

On an individual level, Clements' offense was highlighted by McGahee, who last season posted a career-high 1,247 yards on 325 attempts and became the fifth running back in Bills history to register back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, covering each year of Clements' tenure. The previous season, McGahee finished with 1,128 yards and 13 touchdowns, eclipsing the 100-yard mark seven times. In addition, quarterback Kelly Holcomb set a club record in 2005 with a 67.39 completion percentage, surpassing Jim Kelly's 1991 mark, 64.14 percent.

Prior to joining the Bills, Clements served as Pittsburgh's quarterbacks coach for three seasons (2001-03) under Bill Cowher. In his second season with the Steelers, 2002, he helped Tommy Maddox earn the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year award, as Pittsburgh's passing offense ranked seventh in the NFL, its highest finish since 1980 with Terry Bradshaw under center. In 2001, Clements worked with Kordell Stewart during the quarterback's best season, which culminated in his first Pro Bowl berth.

Before joining the Steelers, Clements coached quarterbacks for the Kansas City Chiefs (2000) under Gunther Cunningham. One of Clements' pupils, Elvis Grbac, turned in his best season and earned Pro Bowl honors.

Mike Ditka gave Clements his first NFL coaching job, hiring him to coach the Saints' quarterbacks. During his three years in New Orleans (1997-99), Clements worked with several quarterbacks, including Jake Delhomme and Kerry Collins.

Prior to his post with the Saints, Clements served under Lou Holtz as quarterbacks coach (1992-94) and wide receivers/assistant head coach (1995) at his alma mater, Notre Dame. While with the Fighting Irish, Clements coached eventual 1993 NFL Rookie of the Year Rick Mirer, and Derrick Mayes, the Packers' second-round draft pick in 1996. In addition, he tutored Ron Powlus, then Notre Dame's career passing leader in attempts, completions, yardage and touchdowns.

Inducted into the Canadian Football League's Hall of Fame in 1994, Clements played for Ottawa (1975-78), Saskatchewan/Hamilton (1979), Hamilton (1981-82) and Winnipeg (1983-87) during a 12-year career in the CFL. Selected seven times as a divisional All-Star, Clements guided two teams, Ottawa (1976) and Winnipeg (1984), to Grey Cup Championships, earning the Outstanding Offensive Player award in each game. The league's Rookie of the Year in 1975 and Most Valuable Player in 1987, Clements completed 2,807 of 4,657 CFL passes (60.3 percent) for 39,041 yards and 252 touchdowns.

After his CFL career, Clements spent one season, 1980, as a quarterback for Marv Levy's Kansas City Chiefs.

A three-year starter at Notre Dame (1972-74) under Ara Parseghian, Clements led the Irish to a 29-5 record, including an unblemished National Championship season in 1973. An All-American in 1974, he finished fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting when Archie Griffin earned the award. Clements received his degree in economics from Notre Dame in 1975.

A licensed attorney, Clements worked from 1988-92 for Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, a Chicago-based law firm, and in 1996 worked in the law department of Republic Industries, Inc., a public company controlled by Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga. He pursued his law degree during his CFL playing career, graduating magna cum laude from Notre Dame's School of Law in 1986. In 1994, while on the Notre Dame coaching staff, Clements was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law and taught "Sports and the Law" at the university's law school.

Born June 18, 1953, in McKees Rocks, Pa., Clements and his wife, Kathe, live in Green Bay. The couple has two grown children: daughter, Stevie (27), and son, Tom (24).

CLEMENTS AT A GLANCE

* Joined Packers Jan. 29, 2006.
* Possesses 13 years of coaching experience, including two seasons as an NFL offensive coordinator.
* Spent 10 seasons coaching quarterbacks under some of the game's best coaches, including Bill Cowher, Mike Ditka and Lou Holtz.
* Played 12 years in the Canadian Football League and was a seven-time divisional all-star and two-time Grey Cup champion; was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 1994.
* An All-American at Notre Dame in 1974, he finished fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting that year.
* Practiced law for five years before beginning coaching career.

For the last time, he is a q.b coach with Green Bay, which probably pays more than a cfl h.c would make and he was bunk with Buffalo last year.

We've heard Katz say several times that they are first looking for guys with Head Coaching experience. We haven't heard the league or level to which they are referring.

Any guesses?

8) Tom Clements did not go to Kansas City after his CFL career in 1980 !! He was a free agent that year and left the Cats to try out with KC. After a whole year with them standing on the sidelines holding a clipboard, he decided he would rather PLAY and he returned to Hamilton in 1981 and stayed until he was traded to Winnipeg in 1983 !!!! He ended up playing for a total of 7 more years in the CFL after his return from KC !!!!!

He's a very, very intelligent man. Not only that, but given how he was run out of town as a player, there isn't a snowball's chance in h.e.l.l. that he would come back here.

Oski Wee Wee,

8) You are so right !! It was a disgrace the way Clements and his family were treated by some local goons while he was playing here !!! He would never come back to this city for work !!!

what about Doug Flutie as Hamiilton's next coach

what about Doug Flutie as Hamiilton's next coach

Given his ESPN contract as a college analyst, that would take very serious coin for a guy with no coaching experience.

I do not want the bad movie of the last few years repeated. We need experienced football people at the helm.

Oski Wee Wee,

if you guys watched the buffalo bills offense last season, you wouldnt wanna touch clements. Thier offense was horrible, the playcalling was predictable and a joke. Even Mike Mularkey took away the offensive play calling responsibilities from Clements and called the plays for the rest of the season. so Basically he got paid to do nothing. If Clements was H.C. there would be the same threads about how the offense is boring and the QBs are trash. If you watched JP Losman last season he did not progress under coach clements. IMHO do not even make a phone call to clements let him stay at lambeau so he can help Brett Favre break the INT record. I realize that clements is a smart man that went to notre dame and has a law degree and had a lot of success in his cfl playing career, but as a coach he has shown me nothing recently, and this is a "what have you done for me lately" business.

Playmaker, if Clements is so bad, why would a premier franchise like Green Bay hire him?

John Hufnagel would be a Great Fit..
he the oc for the New York Giants..
so it will cost $$$$$$

http://www.giants.com/team/coach.asp?coach_id=2

No way would he ever take our job, he’s in a great position where he is and probably will get head coaching offers in the NFL next season. Lets keep it real here.

because his good friend mike mccarthy is the head coach, the nfl is politics league, where its all about "who you know" rather than "what you know." Clements got an offensive coordinator job in buffalo, only because his buddy mularkey worked with him pittsburgh, also in buffalo clements chose never to use willis mcgahee on third down, that is ridiculous, how can you take out your playmaker and cornerstone on offense on third and never use him.

how can you take out your playmaker and cornerstone on offense on third and never use him.
Good question, its almost as bad as not using Corey Holmes... lol.

Yeah all the people who want him obviously never watched the Bills to closely last year.

Not only has Clements' name been tossed for every CFL HC or oC position for last 10-15 yrs, his name always seems to surface as next commissioner.

Face it, Clements closed the door on the CFL a long time ago and barely even discusses his career here publicly.

No chance of him coming back.