Interviewed for several NFL positions and was always passed over. College roommates with Mike Shanahan, long time friends with him and Jeff Fisher. Coaching resume: 2008-09: Offensive Coordinator, Tennessee Titans 2007: Assistant Head Coach/Quarterbacks, Denver Broncos 2006: Assistant Head Coach, Denver Broncos 2005: Offensive Coordinator, New York Jets 2000-04: Offensive Coordinator, Tennessee Titans 1995-99: Wide Receivers, Denver Broncos 1994: Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Backs, Duke University 1989-93: Offensive Coordinator, Rice University 1988: Offensive Coordinator, Cal State-Fullerton 1983-87: Wide Receivers, University of Florida 1982: Quarterbacks, North Texas State 1981: Wide Receivers, Air Force Academy 1980: Graduate Assistant, University of Florida He really seems to be a person that knows how to use the talent on his team, rather than a "system" coach relies on specific types of players for specific roles. While it has been a few years, he did coach at two very academically challenging universities (Duke and Rice). And has several years with a big time program in Florida. His bio on the Titans website has this line: "His offenses have been receiver-driven, but also have the ability to control games with a rushing attack." Heimerdinger was the Titans' offensive coordinator when Steve McNair had three of the top four passing seasons of his career. He has complete control over the offense, calling plays, etc. (Fisher has a defensive background). Not sure what his exact salary in the NFL is, but probably just north of $1,000,000 per year. With Shanahan and Cowher plus other NFL candidates available this year in the NFL coaching carousel, he might be left in the cold to fill his goal of a HC job unless he goes to the NCAA.