Report: Ravens fire Billick
Published: Monday, December 31, 2007
The Baltimore Ravens on Monday fired coach Brian Billick, according to a report on the Baltimore Sun web site.
The move comes less than a month after Billick was assured he would return.
The Ravens have scheduled a 3:30 p.m. ET press conference.
Billick was reportedly informed of owner Steve Bisciotti's decision a day after the Ravens wrapped up a dismal 5-11 season.
According to the report, the Ravens held their team meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Monday and Billick was not at team headquarters.
Billick, 53, is the winningest NFL coach in Baltimore history and guided the Ravens to their first Super Bowl title in January 2001.
Billick compiled an 85-67 record in nine seasons, but the Ravens, who won the AFC North championship in 2006, struggled to a 5-11 mark this season, including a nine-game losing streak