- New England Patriots assistant coach from 2001-08. Romeo Crennel was the defensive coordinator for the Patriots from 2001-04. DL coach Anthony Pleasant and defensive quality control assistant Otis Smith played for the Pats when McDaniels was there.
Brian Daboll - Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinator
- Assistant coach with the Patriots from 2000-06, where he worked with Crennel, the DC, and Pleasant and Smith, who played for the Pats.
David Lee - Miami Dolphins Quarterbacks Coach
- QB coach for the Dolphins since 2008. Special teams coach Steve Hoffman was the Dolphins' assistant special teams coach in 2007 and '08.
- Assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-06, serving as the QB coach in 2005 and '06. Todd Haley was the Cowboys' WR coach from 2004-06. Maurice Carthon was the Dallas offensive coordinator in 2003 and '04, Richie Anderson played for the Cowboys from 2003-05, LB coach Gary Gibbs was the 'Boys linebackers coach from 2002-05, and Steve Hoffman was an assistant from 1989-2004.
- QB coach at Ole Miss from 1978-82. Romeo Crennel coached the Ole Miss defensive line in 1978 and '79.
Rip Scherer - ex-Carolina Panthers Quarterbacks Coach
Other names in consideration: Dan Henning, Dolphins; Paul Hackett, Raiders; John McNulty, Cardinals.
- Cleveland Browns QB coach from 2005-08 under head coach Romeo Crennel. Maurice Carthon was the offensive coordinator in 2005 and '06.
- QB coach at Georgia Tech from 1980-84. Crennel was the Yellow Jackets' defensive line coach in 1980.