Marine's court martial begins

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., March 31 (UPI) -- The lawyer for a U.S. Marine on trial for unpremeditated murder in the killing of an unarmed detainee in Iraq said Tuesday his client is not guilty.
Chiefs fire offensive coaches

Chiefs fire offensive coaches

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday fired offensive coordinator Mike Solari and three other offense-side coaches following the team's 4-12 season.

Anti-Bush veterans PAC announced

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A group of veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan announced Thursday that they have formed a PAC to back candidates who want the United States to change course.

Iraq veterans running for Congress

CHICAGO, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- An Iraq war veteran who lost her legs when a rocket-propelled grenade blew up in the helicopter she was piloting is running for Congress in Illinois.

Republicans hold on to Ohio House seat

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Republican Jean Schmidt defeated Iraq War veteran Paul Hackett in a special election for the U.S. House seat for the 2nd District in Ohio.

Hackett is Bucs quarterback coach

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Paul Hackett, former offensive coordinator of the New York Jets, signed on Monday as quarterbacks coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Hackett leaves; replaced by Heimerdinger

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- New York Jets offensive coordinator Paul Hackett resigned Wednesday and Mike Heimerdinger was named to replace him.

Jets promote Jimmy Raye

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The New York Jets have promoted Jimmy Raye to assistant head coach and senior offensive assistant, General Manager Terry Bradway announced Thursday.

NY Jets 41, Indianapolis 0

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NY Jets 31, Buffalo 13

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Chad Pennington scored on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter Sunday and Curtis Martin rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown in helping the New York Jets extend

Jacksonville 28, NY Jets 3

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Fred Taylor ran for 142 yards and a score and Stacey Mack had three touchdown runs Sunday as the Jacksonville Jaguars handed the New York Jets their third strai

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Stanley Cup playoffs begin tonight

Report: New deal for Testaverde

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- The New York Jets apparently avoided paying a salary cap-busting clause to Vinny Testaverde by

NY Jets 24, Oakland 22

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- John Hall's booming 53-yard field goal with 59 seconds remaining Sunday lifted the New York Jets into the playoffs with a 24-22 victory over the Oakland Raiders
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Paul Hackett (born July 5, 1947 in Burlington, Vermont) is an American football coach who served both as the University of Pittsburgh and University of Southern California's head football coach during the 1990s. From 1989 to 1992 he led the University of Pittsburgh Panthers and from 1998 until 2000, the USC Trojans prior to Pete Carroll taking over. Between his two head coaching stints, Hackett served as the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1993 to 1997.

Hackett began his coaching career at his alma mater, UC Davis, in 1969, assisting the freshmen in the first year and then directing them to a 13-0 mark over the next two seasons under College Football Hall of Fame coach Jim Sochor. He then was an assistant at California for four years (1972-75), the first season as a graduate assistant, the next as the receivers coach and the final two as the quarterbacks coach. Then, at age 29, he moved to USC for five years (1976-80) as an assistant coach under John Robinson; Hackett would succeed Robinson at USC after the latter's second tenure as head coach.

Hackett three year tenure started in 1998, where he guided the Trojans to the Sun Bowl; losing in a major upset to TCU. Hackett's final two years at the school were difficult, as the fans and alumni base turned against him. His 1999 and 2000 Trojans football teams were the first USC teams to have consecutive non-winning seasons since 1960-61. The 2000 team was tied for last place in the Pacific-10 Conference. His winning percentage as USC coach was .514, compared to the school's then all-time win percentage of .691. USC fired Hackett on November 27, 2000; to do so, it spent $800,000 to buy out the remaining two years of his five-year, $3.5-million contract.

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