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Brian Baker's Ultimate Goal: A Head Coaching Gig in NCAA

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There’s some irony in the fact that, after only a month with the University of North Carolina, Brian Baker jumped ship to become the defensive line coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

This is because, as Baker says himself, his ultimate goal is to become a head coach in the ranks of the NCAA.

Baker, who spent the past two seasons as defensive line coach for the Carolina Panthers under John Fox, recently explained the move, saying that much like Butch Davis--who went from Cowboys’ defensive line coach to defensive coordinator to head coach of the Miami Hurricanes--he hoped to parlay his role as defensive coordinator of America’s Team into a head coaching gig in the NCAA.

Davis, after a short stint as head coach of the Cleveland Browns, is now the head coach of the University of North Carolina, the school that Baker left for Dallas.

"Really, if it weren't the Cowboys, I probably would not have considered coming back to the NFL," Baker said, per ESPN Dallas. "I had some opportunities that I turned down just because I was convinced I wanted to go be a college head coach and I thought the best way to do that was through a college coach."

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