Sport Dennis Erickson will coach Salt Lake City’s AAF entry

01:16  17 may  2018
01:16  17 may  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune Utah Co-Offensive Coordinator Dennis Erickson watches the team warm up before the game as the University of Utah hosts Oregon State, college football at Rice Eccles Stadium Saturday, September 14, 2013 in Salt Lake City .

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dennis Erickson won a pair of national titles at Miami and has been a head coach at three Pac-12 schools. Now the 65-year-old is coming out of retirement to help transform Utah' s offense, joining 26-year-old Brian Johnson as co-offensive coordinator.

  Dennis Erickson will coach Salt Lake City’s AAF entry © Getty Images

When the Alliance of American Football was first announced, they outlined a plan to have experienced coaches running each of the league’s eight teams.

The first three coaches named — Steve Spurrier, Mike Singletary and Brad Childress — all have experience as NFL head coaches and the same is true of the head coach of the Salt Lake City entry. Former Seahawks and 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson will be at the helm in Utah.

Erickson joined the Seahawks in 1995 after following Jimmy Johnson as the head coach at the University of Miami for a run that included a pair of national titles. Seattle went 31-33 with Erickson over the next four years and failed to make the playoffs each year. He moved on to Oregon State for four years before being hired by the 49ers.

Erickson was 9-23 over two seasons before being fired and later coached Idaho and Arizona State. He was most recently an assistant at the University of Utah, but did not coach anywhere last season.

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