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Fassel's no fossil

His current title sounds like a made-up, figurehead position you dutifully bestow on old coaches or administrators past their prime: "Senior Consultant/Offense." But the truth is when former Giants coach Jim Fassel became available last year, Ravens coach Brian Billick probably would have shoved his own mother out of the way to get him.

And why not? Fassel with 60 victories is the Giants third-winningest coach in team history, behind Hall-of-Famer Steve Owen (153) and Bill Parcells (77). But Billick, who beat Fassel in Super Bowl XXXV, is his own favorite head coach. (Just ask him.) Instead he looked to Fassel to help groom his young quarterback, Kyle Boller, a 2003 first-round pick. Since Fassel's coaching résumé contains more...