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Can Joe Pendry really raise the dead? He darn sure has turned an offensive line that was decomposing in the grave, back to the land of the living since January, 2007. All hail the great Magi!
 
Here's the facts on Joe Pendry, ready boris?

Joe Pendry, a veteran of 19 years of NFL coaching experience, joined head coach Nick Saban's staff at Alabama in January, 2007.

Pendry (pronounced "pen-dree" for you barners) has worked with six different NFL clubs and has been to the playoffs 11 times in his career with his most recent stop coming with the Houston Texans, where he served as offensive line coach and offensive coordinator in 2004 and 2005. Prior to that, Pendry worked three years for Dom Capers at the Carolina Panthers from 1995-97. Carolina posted a 27-23 overall record with one NFC championship game appearance over those three seasons.
A native of Matheny, W.Va., Pendry was a three-sport star at Oceana High School, excelling in football, basketball and track. He was an all-state selection in football and basketball and was the West Virginia High School Lineman of the Year in 1964. Pendry played two seasons at West Virginia University (1965-66) before a career-ending injury allowed him to become a student coach (1967-68) before becoming a graduate assistant coach in 1969. He remained on the WVU staff as freshman coach (1970), wide receivers coach (1971-72), offensive line coach (1973-74) and offensive coordinator (1976-77).

Pendry has also had collegiate coaching stints at Kansas State (1975), Pittsburgh (1978-79), and Michigan State (1980-81) before moving to the professional ranks. He was an assistant coach with the USFL's Philadelphia Stars (1982-83) before becoming head coach of the Pittsburgh Maulers in 1984. In 1985, he began his NFL coaching career, where he spent the last 19 years. For those of you who remember the USFL, the Philadelphia Stars were pretty good. If I'm not mistaken they won two out of the three championship games in that short lived league. Don't make the mistake of selling the USFL short. They had some fine football players in that league....Herschel Walker, Joe Cribbs, Sam Mills, on and on....they had some good coaches too, Steve Spurrier, Jim Mora, Rollie Dotsch, and of course Joe Pendry just to name a few.

Since Joe Pendry has been at Alabama, they have played for two SECCs, one national championship, which they won. They went 12 and 0 two years in a row in the regular season. He's coached All-Americans and he's had All SEC offensive lineman in the last three years. Last year may have been his finest hour as he mixed and conjured up an offensive line that could move mountains. They moved mountains all the way to Pasadena where they climbed the tallest mountain in football.( the BCS Championship)Now can he work his famous magic once again this year, and produce the road-graders and pass blockers the Tide needs to carry that ponderous load to the mountaintop of college football? I wouldn't bet against him.
 
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    By: iRobot