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Kennan laying foundation for coaches’ union at Senior Bowl

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks as former President Jimmy Carter looks on during a dedication ceremony for a home built by Habitat for Humanity Atlanta Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. Former NFL star Warrick Dunn donated the furniture, appliances and $5000 to go towards the family’s down payment. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


Earlier this month, Charley Casserly of CBS reported that NFL assistant coaches will meet at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis next month to gauge interest in forming a union.

With most assistant coaches currently in Mobile, Alabama to attend Senior Bowl practices, we’re told that the head of the NFL Coaches Association is trying to build interest in such an effort.

It makes sense. When the time comes to gauge interest in February, there must be interest in order to push the process forward. And that’s precisely what Larry Kennan is trying to do.

Whether it’s a good move or a bad move for assistant coaches remains to be seen. But it’s an effort that ultimately could give Commissioner Roger Goodell another reason to drop his salary to $1.