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Encyclopedia > Jimmy Johnson (American football coach)
Jimmy Johnson
Date of birth August 14, 1943 (1943-08-14) (age 64)
Place of birth Flag of the United States Port Arthur, Texas
Position(s) Head Coach
College Arkansas
Career Highlights
Career Record NFL:
80-64-0 (Regular Season)
9-4 (Postseason)
89-68-0 (Overall)
NCAA: 82-34-2
Super Bowl
      Wins
1993 Super Bowl XXVIII
1992 Super Bowl XXVII
Championships
      Won
1993 NFC Championship
1992 NFC Championship
1987 NCAA Championship
Coaching Stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching Stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1979-1983

1984-1988

1989-1993

1996-1999
Oklahoma State
(head coach)
University of Miami
(head coach)
Dallas Cowboys
(head coach)
Miami Dolphins
(head coach)

James William Johnson (born August 14, 1943) is an American football coach and broadcaster. He was the first football coach whose teams won both a NCAA Division 1A National Championship and a Super Bowl. In 1987, Johnson wrote Turning The Thing Around: My Life in Football (ghostwritten by Ed Hinton). Johnson currently lives in Islamorada in the Florida Keys where he spends most of his time fishing. Jimmy Johnson may refer to: Jimmy Johnson (musician), guitarist, producer Jimmy Johnson (American football) (1938- ), American football player Jimmy Johnson (American football coach) (1943- ), American football coach Jimmie Johnson (1975- ), NASCAR race driver Jimmy Johnson (bassist) Jimmy Johnson (cartoonist) Jimmie Johnson (American football) (1968- ), American football player James A. Johnson... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area and is situated in southeast Texas. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date January 30, 1994 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Emmitt Smith, Running back Favorite Cowboys by 10 National anthem Natalie Cole Coin toss Joe Namath Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker Attendance 72,817 TV in the United States... Date January 31, 1993 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Troy Aikman, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 7 National anthem Garth Brooks Coin toss O.J. Simpson Referee Dick Hantak Halftime show Michael Jackson Attendance 98,374 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Dick Enberg and Bob... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... The 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season ended with Miami winning its fourth National Championship during the 80s, cementing its claim as one of the decades top teams. ... Oklahoma State University Logo The Oklahoma State University System comprises of five educational instututes across Oklahoma. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... For other uses, see Ghostwriter (disambiguation). ... Edward Talmage Hinton (born July 21, 1948 in Laurel, Mississippi) is one of the most well-known and respected motor racing sportswriters in the United States and around the world. ... Islamorada, Village of Islands is a village located in Monroe County, Florida, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. ... Palm trees in Islamorada The Florida Keys is an archipelago of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. ...


Born in Port Arthur, Texas, Johnson graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School (now Memorial High School) in Port Arthur, where one of his classmates was future rock superstar Janis Joplin, whom Johnson nicknamed "beat weeds". Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area and is situated in southeast Texas. ... Memorial High School is a public, co-educational secondary school located in Port Arthur, Texas. ... Janis Lyn Joplin (Born January 19, 1943- October 4, 1970 was an influential singer, songwriter, and music arranger. ...


He went to college at the University of Arkansas and won a national title on the football team, where he was an all-SWC defensive lineman for Hall of Fame coach Frank Broyles, and a teammate of future Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Johnson was nick-named "Jimmy Jumpup" because he never stayed down on the ground for long during football practices or games as it was said his determination was boundless.[1] The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... The Southwest Conference (SWC) was a college athletic conference in the United States, now defunct. ... A defensive lineman is any of the down positions on the defensive side of American football. ... Frank Broyles, current athletic director for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks athletic department. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... Jerrel Wayne Jerry Jones (Born on October 13, 1942) is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys NFL franchise and the Dallas Desperados AFL franchise. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Jimmy Johnson (American football coach). ...

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Early football career

Johnson began as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech University in 1965 and Picayune Memorial High School in Picayune, MS in 1966. In 1967 he was an assistant at Wichita State, then in 1968 and 1969 he served under Johnny Majors at Iowa State University in Ames. In 1970 he moved on to another Big 8 school to become a defensive line coach at the University of Oklahoma, working alongside future rival Barry Switzer. In 1973, he returned to Arkansas, where he served as defensive coordinator through the 1976 season. Johnson had hopes of being named head coach when Frank Broyles retired, but was passed over for Lou Holtz. Holtz offered to retain Johnson on his staff, but Jimmy decided it would be better to move on and amicably parted company with his alma mater. He then moved on to become an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh under Jackie Sherrill in 1977 and 1978. His tenure at Pittsburgh was also highlighted by his introduction to a Pitt defensemen and then assistant coach Dave Wannstedt who eventually teamed up with Johnson again at the University of Miami, the Cowboys and the Dolphins. He coached for five seasons at Oklahoma State University from 1979 to 1983 before taking the head coaching job at the University of Miami. // Louisiana Tech University, located in Ruston, Louisiana is a coeducational public institution of higher learning with an approximate enrollment of 12,000 students. ... The Big Eight Conference, a former NCAA-affiliated Division I-A college athletic association that sponsored American football, was formed in January 1907 as the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA) by its charter member schools: the University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and Washington University in... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the American football coach; for other people named Lou Holtz, see Lou Holtz (disambiguation). ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Jackie Sherrill (born November 28, 1943, in Duncan, Oklahoma) is a former college football head coach. ... Dave Wannstedt (born May 21, 1952 in Baldwin, Pennsylvania), is the current head coach of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers football team. ... Oklahoma State University, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is an institution of higher learning founded in 1890 as a land-grant university, known as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (Oklahoma A&M). ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ...


Oklahoma State University

Johnson's tenure at Oklahoma State University is noteworthy for his successful rebuilding of one of college football's perennial losers and for his inability to beat Barry Switzer's University of Oklahoma teams[3], despite hotly contesting several games, including the 1983 contest in which Johnson's team was leading 20-3 with three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and ended up losing the game[4]. Oklahoma State University, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is an institution of higher learning founded in 1890 as a land-grant university, known as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (Oklahoma A&M). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ...


Johnson interviewed for the head coaching job at Arkansas following the 1983 season after Lou Holtz left, only to find out shortly afterwards that former Razorback teammate and classmate Ken Hatfield had already been hired and that athletic director Frank Broyles made no mention of this during the interview. Jimmy was understandably upset about what turned out to be a mock interview and has distanced himself from his alma mater ever since. In 1987, Johnson gained a measure of revenge on the Razorbacks by leading his Miami team to a 51-7 victory at Little Rock, a loss that is still the most lopsided home defeat in Arkansas history. This article is about the American football coach; for other people named Lou Holtz, see Lou Holtz (disambiguation). ... Ken Hatfield is an American football head coach. ... Frank Broyles, current athletic director for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks athletic department. ...


University of Miami

In 1984, Johnson was hired by the University of Miami to replace former coach Howard Schnellenberger who had won Miami's first national championship in 1983 and who had departed for the recently formed United States Football League. Amidst an initial response of "Jimmy Who?" by the fans and media and a shaky 8–5 record his first season (which included a game in which Johnson's Hurricanes blew a 31-0 halftime lead in a loss to Maryland and also included a 47-45 loss to Boston College immortalized by Doug Flutie's "Hail Mary" touchdown pass on the game's final play), Johnson continued what came to be known as "The Decade of Dominance". In his five years at Miami, Johnson compiled a 52–9 record, appeared in five New Year's Day bowl games, winning one national championship (1987) and playing for a second. This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... Howard Schnellenberger (born March 16, 1934) is an American football coach at both the professional and college level. ... “USFL” redirects here. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


Johnson's program was also marred by several off-the-field problems, including an alleged pay-for-play scheme funded by 2 Live Crew member Luther Campbell [5] reported to have occurred between 1986 and 1992 inclusive [6]. He was also widely accused of deliberately running up the score against Notre Dame in the 1985 season finale, a 58-7 shellacking in which Miami was still throwing passes in the fourth quarter with the game well in hand after the Irish had clearly given up in the second half. However, it has been pointed out that Notre Dame was loading the line of scrimmage with defenders, making it virtually impossible to run. Faced with a barrage of criticism and second guessing, Johnson maintained that the Hurricanes were simply playing their game and that it was up to their opponent to hold down the score. In his book, Jimmy mentions that he knew Irish coach Gerry Faust had resigned and that it was his last game, but had no idea of just how bad the situation was with the Notre Dame squad - that many of the players were miserable and fed up with Faust. A blowout win was the last thing he expected; in fact, Jimmy was certain his team would run into a buzzsaw. In his opinion, Miami had put a score on Notre Dame that they'd been putting on other teams for years (also saying that "no one cried for me" when Oklahoma or Nebraska would defeat teams like his former Oklahoma State squad and others by the same margin) and finally pointed out, "I couldn't help it if Gerry Faust had a demoralized football team." Jimmy now admits he's a big Notre Dame fan, although for a time he was probably the most despised man in South Bend. 2 Live Crew is a rap group. ... Luther R. Campbell (born December 22, 1960), also known as Luke Skyywalker, Uncle Luke or Luke, is a record label owner and rap performer (taking the non-rapping role of hype man). He is perhaps best known as a one-time member of 2 Live Crew. ... Gerard Gerry Anthony Faust (born May 21, 1935 in Dayton, Ohio) is the former football coach at the University of Notre Dame from 1981 to 1985. ...


Johnson's Hurricanes would post the school's first undefeated regular season the following year only to lose the National Championship Game that year to #2 Penn State. This along with losses in Miami's prior two bowl games began to raise questions about Johnson being able "to win the big ones". Miami's response would be a 1987 season where they went undefeated for the regular season yet again and winning the school's second National Title by defeating Johnson's old tormentor Oklahoma for the third season in a row.


Johnson also created controversy by allowing the University of Miami to retire Vinny Testaverde's football jersey number #14, but refusing to retire Bernie Kosar's number #20, even though Kosar played one season for Johnson and led the Hurricanes to the national title (though that didn't come under Johnson). Testaverde played four seasons for Johnson and entered Miami as a redshirt freshman, but lost both times when the Hurricanes played for the title (35-7 to Tennessee in the 1986 Sugar Bowl and 14-10 to Penn State in the 1987 Fiesta Bowl). Johnson's reason for not retiring Kosar's number was, "Bernie didn't finish the program here (at Miami)." Kosar graduated with honors a year ahead of his freshman class in 1985 with a dual major in finance and economics (and subsequently entered the NFL's supplemental draft), while Testaverde never graduated, despite attending for five years. Critics of this move cited that Johnson was only concerned with his players' football accomplishments and was indifferent to academics. Vincent Frank Testaverde (born November 13, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues New England Patriots. ... Bernard Joseph Kosar, Jr. ...


Dallas Cowboys

In 1989, Jerry Jones, the new owner of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, a long-time friend and former University of Arkansas teammate of Johnson's, asked him to be the new head coach, replacing Tom Landry, who had coached the team since its beginning in 1960. Johnson was reunited with former Miami standout Michael Irvin, and in Johnson's first season as coach, the 1989 Cowboys went 1–15. However, Johnson's rebuilding of the team soon took off. This was due in part to Johnson's ability to find talent in the draft (helped in large part by the trade of Herschel Walker, which yielded six draft picks), and by signing quality players as free agents in the age before the NFL had imposed a salary cap. Jimmy Johnson served as head coach of the Cowboys from 1989 through 1993. He became only the fourth man in NFL history—after Vince Lombardi, Don Shula, and Chuck Noll—to coach consecutive Super Bowl winners, winning Super Bowl XXVII in 1992 and Super Bowl XXVIII in 1993. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Jerrel Wayne Jerry Jones (Born on October 13, 1942) is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys NFL franchise and the Dallas Desperados AFL franchise. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Thomas Wade Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. ... The 1960 NFL season was the 41th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... Herschel Walker (born March 3, 1962 in Wrightsville, Georgia) is a former professional American football player in the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date January 31, 1993 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Troy Aikman, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 7 National anthem Garth Brooks Coin toss O.J. Simpson Referee Dick Hantak Halftime show Michael Jackson Attendance 98,374 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Dick Enberg and Bob... The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ... Date January 30, 1994 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Emmitt Smith, Running back Favorite Cowboys by 10 National anthem Natalie Cole Coin toss Joe Namath Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker Attendance 72,817 TV in the United States... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ...


After the 1993 Super Bowl victory, Johnson walked away from the Cowboys due largely to his inability to work with Jones and Jones' desire to start being actively involved in which players were selected, while Johnson's contract gave him complete control over player personnel moves. Jones later hired another former teammate at Arkansas, former University of Oklahoma head coach Barry Switzer and saw his Cowboys win another Super Bowl two seasons after Johnson's departure, although Johnson still received a significant amount of credit for that third Super Bowl victory, as he was generally credited with having put together the team. University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Date January 28, 1996 Stadium Sun Devil Stadium City Tempe, Arizona MVP Larry Brown, Cornerback Favorite Cowboys by 13 1/2 National anthem Vanessa Williams Coin toss Joe Montana representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Diana Ross Attendance 76,347 TV in the United States Network...


Miami Dolphins

After being a TV analyst with Fox Sports for two years with a brief flirtation with an offer of the head coaching job of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1994[7], Johnson joined the Miami Dolphins in 1996 replacing legendary head coach Don Shula, who retired at the end of the 1995 season. After a below-expectations year for the Dolphins capped off by a blowout loss in the playoffs versus Buffalo, there was a groundswell among Dolphins fans who wanted Shula to step aside in favor of Johnson [8]. “TV” redirects here. ... For Fox Sports in Australia see Fox Sports (Australia). ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Donald Francis Shula (born January 4, 1930 in Grand River, Ohio) is a former professional football coach for the National Football League. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


Johnson's tenure in Miami was marginally successful, but it did not match that of Shula nor live up to expectations. Johnson won fewer games in his first season than Shula had in his final season (8–8 vs. 9–7), and Johnson's overall winning percentage at Miami was 55.3% vs. 65.8% for Shula [9].


Johnson inherited one of the NFL's best offenses, led by Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Marino, but only a mediocre defense. As a defensive specialist, Johnson was expected to put together a championship defense to finally give Dan Marino the Super Bowl championship that had previously eluded him. With complete control over personnel decisions, Johnson and his staff signed several excellent defensive players, drafting future pro bowlers Zach Thomas, Jason Taylor, Sam Madison and Patrick Surtain. But Johnson's draft record is blemished by several high profile first round busts on the offensive side of the ball including running back John Avery and wide receiver Yatil Green (although Green's lack of production was due to injuries). Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ... Zachary Michael Thomas (born September 1, 1973, in Pampa, Texas) is an American football player for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League; Thomas is a linebacker, and has been with Miami for the eleven seasons he has been in the NFL. He has been selected to the Pro... Jason Paul Taylor (born September 1, 1974 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American football player who currently plays defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the NFL. He attended the University of Akron. ... Samuel A. Madison (born April 23, 1974 in Monticello, Florida) is an NFL Football Pro Bowl cornerback who currently plays for the for the New York Giants of the NFL. Madison attended Florida A&M High School and won varsity letters in football, basketball, track, and baseball. ... Patrick Frank Surtain (born June 19, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a Pro Bowl cornerback for the Miami Dolphins. ... John Avery (born November 1, 1976 in Richmond, Virginia) is a former National Football League running back and a current Canadian Football League player with the Toronto Argonauts. ... Yatil Devon Green (born November 25, 1973 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American former professional football player. ...


For 24 hours in January of 1999, Johnson resigned as Dolphins head coach, citing burnout. He reversed his decision after Dan Marino—with whom Johnson had a strained relationship due to Johnson blaming him for the team's lack of success in private conversations with the media [10]—pleaded with Johnson to come back, and Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga brought in the recently-fired Chicago Bears head coach Dave Wannstedt—a former assistant under Johnson both at the University of Miami and in Dallas—as Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach in order to ease the burden on Johnson. Daniel Constantine Marino, Jr. ... Harry Wayne Huizenga (born on December 29, 1937) is an American who has built several companies into multi-billion dollar enterprises, mostly through an aggressive process of acquisitions. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Dave Wannstedt (born May 21, 1952 in Baldwin, Pennsylvania), is the current head coach of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers football team. ...


In the face of Super Bowl–level expectations, Miami faded down the stretch, Johnson's relationship with Marino dissolved completely, and their last game of the season was an embarrassing 62–7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Divisional Playoff Round, which proved to be the last game for both Marino and Johnson, as Johnson would resign the day after the game and Marino would soon announce his retirement. City Jacksonville, Florida Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Jacksonville...


Johnson never won a Super Bowl in Miami and retired after compiling a 26–21 record. He was succeeded by Dave Wannstedt. The Dolphins went 65–40 from 1996 to 2003 with a core group of players assembled by Johnson and his staff. Dave Wannstedt (born May 21, 1952 in Baldwin, Pennsylvania), is the current head coach of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers football team. ...


After leaving the Dolphins, Johnson became a TV studio analyst again for Fox Sports, and is currently part of their NFL pregame show. He has been assigned as a studio analyst for Fox's coverage of the Bowl Championship Series in January with Chris Rose as the host. The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... NFL on FOX logo. ... BCS Logo 2006-Present with logo of Television Rightsholder Fox Broadcasting Company The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other in the BCS National Championship Game, with the winner being the BCS national champion. ... Chris Rose is one of the hosts of The Best Damn Sports Show Period on Fox Sports Net. ...


Personal life

Jimmy was married to the former Linda Kay Cooper in 1963, with whom he had two sons. They divorced in 1989. On July 18, 1999, he married Rhonda Rookmaker.


Trivia

  • Reputed to have an IQ of 162.[2]
  • Johnson's hair is often a source of humor: heavily starched in a perfect wave, it has been called "helmet hair" for staying in place through wind and weather. His players often took delight in tousling it after victories. He is sometimes known as the only coach to wear a helmet both on the sidelines and off.
  • He made a cameo appearance as a bearded prisoner in lockup on the TV series The Shield.
  • He was a guest star on the TV Series "Coach" in 1994, an episode entitled "Johnsonwreckers".
  • Johnson owns two restaurants named "Three Rings" (after the three championships he's won on both collegiate and professional level.) One is located in Miami, Florida, and the other in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The location in Oklahoma City has since closed.
  • Made a cameo appearance in the movie The Waterboy next to Bill Cowher.
  • Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell once bet an Eagles fan sitting next to him during the infamous Bounty Bowl II game twenty dollars that he couldn't hit Johnson from the stands with a snowball. Rendell lost the bet, as Johnson was struck in the head by a snowball, inciting a flurry of snowballs from fans all around.

IQ redirects here; for other uses of that term, see IQ (disambiguation). ... This article is about the TV series. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Largest metro area Oklahoma City metro area Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,898 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... For other uses, see Water boy (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Edward Gene Ed Rendell (born January 5, 1944) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. ... Bounty Bowl II, the snowball-riddled rematch of the infamous NFL Thanksgiving Day Bounty Bowl game in Dallas when the Philadelphia Eagles supposedly put a $200 bounty on Dallas Cowboys kicker Luis Zendejas. ...

Quotes

"How 'bout them Cowboys!?" City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960...


"Let the mind control the body, not the body control the mind."


"Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be."


"The best game we play will be the last one of the year" (his way of avoiding mentioning Super Bowl to his players but implying it as the goal and expectation).


"Hey, Johnny Majors couldn't help it if I had a young and nervous football team." (after losing to Tennessee by a score of 35-7 in the Sugar Bowl following the 1985 season) Johnny Majors was a longtime College Football Head Coach and alumnus of the University of Tennessee. ...


References

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Preceded by
Jim Stanley
Oklahoma State University Head Football Coach
1979–1983
Succeeded by
Pat Jones
Preceded by
Howard Schnellenberger
University of Miami Head Football Coach
1984–1988
Succeeded by
Dennis Erickson
Preceded by
Fisher DeBerry
Walter Camp Coach of the Year
1986
Succeeded by
Dick MacPherson
Preceded by
Tom Landry
Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1989–1993
Succeeded by
Barry Switzer
Preceded by
Don Shula
Miami Dolphins Head Coach
1996–1999
Succeeded by
Dave Wannstedt
Preceded by
Joe Gibbs
Super Bowl winning Head Coaches
Super Bowl XXVII, 1993
Super Bowl XXVIII, 1994
Succeeded by
George Seifert

Hill • Parry • DavisGriffith • Pritchard • Pixlee • MaulbetschWaldorfExendineCoxLookabaughWhitworthSpeegleCutchinGass • Smith • StanleyJohnsonJonesSimmonsMilesGundy Jim Stanley was the head football coach at Oklahoma State University from 1973 to 1978. ... Oklahoma State University, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is an institution of higher learning founded in 1890 as a land-grant university, known as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (Oklahoma A&M). ... Pat Jones b. ... Howard Schnellenberger (born March 16, 1934) is an American football coach at both the professional and college level. ... Head Coach Randy Shannon 1st Year, 1–1 Home Stadium Miami Orange Bowl Capacity 72,319 - Grass Conference ACC - Coastal First Year 1926 Athletic Director Paul Dee Website HurricaneSports. ... Dennis Erickson (born March 24, 1947, in Everett, Washington) is the head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils football team. ... Fisher DeBerry is the former head football coach at the United States Air Force Academy, a position he held for 23 years. ... The Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award is given annually to the collegiate American football head coach adjudged by a group of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I-A head coaches and sports information directors under the auspices of the Walter Camp Football Foundation as the Coach of the... Coach Mac in 2003 Dick McPherson was the Head Coach of the Syracuse University Orangemen football team from 1981-1991. ... Thomas Wade Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Donald Francis Shula (born January 4, 1930 in Grand River, Ohio) is a former professional football coach for the National Football League. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Dave Wannstedt (born May 21, 1952 in Baldwin, Pennsylvania), is the current head coach of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers football team. ... Joe Jackson Gibbs (born November 25, 1940) is a Hall of Fame American football coach and NASCAR Championship team owner. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date January 31, 1993 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Troy Aikman, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 7 National anthem Garth Brooks Coin toss O.J. Simpson Referee Dick Hantak Halftime show Michael Jackson Attendance 98,374 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Dick Enberg and Bob... Date January 30, 1994 Stadium Georgia Dome City Atlanta, Georgia MVP Emmitt Smith, Running back Favorite Cowboys by 10 National anthem Natalie Cole Coin toss Joe Namath Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker Attendance 72,817 TV in the United States... George Seifert (born January 22, 1940 in San Francisco, California) is a former NFL head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers. ... Oklahoma State Cowboys (Cowgirls for womens teams) are the athletic teams that represent Oklahoma State University. ... Paul J. Davis was an American college football coach at Mississippi State, North Dakota State, and Oklahoma State. ... John G. Red Griffith (born c. ... John Maulbetsch (Born June 20, 1890) was a college football coach who coached at Oklahoma State. ... Lynn O. Waldorf (October 3, 1902 — August 15, 1981), better known as Pappy Waldorf, was a Hall of Fame college football coach. ... Albert A. Al Exendine (January 7, 1884 - January 4, 1973) was a football head coach at Georgetown, Washington State, and Oklahoma State. ... Ted Cox was a college football coach at Tulane, and Oklahoma State. ... Edwin M. Jim Lookabaugh (June 16, 1902 to May 13, 1982) was the college football coach at Oklahoma State from 1939 to 1949. ... Jennings B. Whitworth was a college football coach at University of Alabama, and Oklahoma State University. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Phil Cutchin (died January 7, 1999) was the head football coach at Oklahoma State from 1963 to 1968. ... Floyd Gass was the head football coach at Oklahoma State from 1969 to 1971. ... Jim Stanley was the head football coach at Oklahoma State University from 1973 to 1978. ... Pat Jones b. ... Bob Simmons is a former football head coach for Oklahoma State University. ... Les Miles (born November 10, 1953 in Elyria, Ohio) is an American college football coach and the current head coach of the LSU Tigers. ... Michael Ray Gundy (born August 12, 1967) is the head football coach at Oklahoma State University and a former quarterback of the Cowboys. ...

Buck • Rix • Brett • McCann • TubbsHarding • Dunn • GustafsonTateKichefskiCurciElliot • Selmer • SabanSchnellenbergerJohnsonEricksonDavisCokerShannon Head Coach Randy Shannon 1st Year, 1–1 Home Stadium Miami Orange Bowl Capacity 72,319 - Grass Conference ACC - Coastal First Year 1926 Athletic Director Paul Dee Website HurricaneSports. ... Ira Irl Tubbs (born c. ... Jack Harding was the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes football program from 1937 to 1942, and 1945 to 1947. ... Andy Gustafson was the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes football program from 1948 to 1963. ... Charlie Tate was the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes football program from 1964 to 1969. ... Walt Kichefski(born June 17th, 1916), was a professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Fran Curci was the head football coach at the University of Kentucky from 1973 to 1981. ... Pete Elliott was the former head football coach at several colleges. ... Lou Saban (born October 13, 1921), a legendary coach in the American Football League, played college football at Indiana University where he was named All-Big Ten as a quarterback one year and All-Big Ten as a fullback in another. ... Howard Schnellenberger (born March 16, 1934) is an American football coach at both the professional and college level. ... Dennis Erickson (born March 24, 1947, in Everett, Washington) is the head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils football team. ... Paul Hilton Butch Davis, Jr. ... Larry Coker (born June 23, 1948 in Okemah, Oklahoma) was the head coach of the University of Miami football team from the 2001 season through the 2006 season. ... Randy Shannon is the current defensive coordinator for the Miami Hurricanes college football team. ...


 
 

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