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The NFL coaching carousel was in full-spin this offseason, with eight teams hiring new leadership. That's the largest turnover since the 2013 season, when eight teams also hired new head coaches.

Here's a look at the new faces in new places who will be patrolling the sidelines.

Bruce Arians, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Arians isn't exactly a new face at 66 years old and a pair of NFL head-coaching gigs under his belt, though technically he was an interim head coach for 12 games (and nine victories) with the Colts in 2012.

He's the most experienced of the eight new head coaches, and owns a .619 winning percentage (49-30-1) and a pair of playoff appearances in five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.

Arians takes over a Bucs team that hasn't reached the playoffs since 2007, and owns just three winning seasons since then. 

Vic Fangio, Denver Broncos

This is Fangio's first heading-coaching job, but he's put in the work in the NFL, serving as a defensive coach for seven different teams since 1986, save for the 2010 season, when he was Stanford's defensive coordinator.

Fangio spent the last four seasons building a fearsome defense in Chicago, which allowed the fewest points per game last season (17.7) and third-fewest yards (299.7).

He'll get to work with a defense in Denver that includes pass-rushing extraordinaires Von Miller and Bradley Chubb. On offense, the Broncos will have a new quarterback in Joe Flacco.

Brian Flores, Miami Dolphins

The latest in a long line of Bill Belichick coaching disciples, Flores takes over the Dolphins after 15 seasons serving various roles in New England, including the last three as linebackers coach.

He joins a franchise that last reached the postseason in 2016, but is searching for a starting quarterback, choosing between veteran journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen, a first-round draft pick last season with the Arizona Cardinals.

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Adam Gase, New York Jets

Gase, 41, is taking his second head-coaching gig after he was fired following three seasons in Miami, where he went 23-25 from 2016-18, including the 2016 playoff appearance.

The Jets added star power to their backfield this offseason in Michigan State product Le'Veon Bell and, like his new bell-cow back, Gase has ties to the state of Michigan as a Ypsilanti native. He served as an assistant to the MSU coaching staff while a student there, and worked on the Lions staff from 2003-07, mostly in offensive roles.

Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona Cardinals

Kingsbury arrives in the desert after six seasons as the head coach at Texas Tech, where he ran the Red Raiders' "Air Raid" offense that produced quarterback Patrick Mahomes and plenty of points, just not a lot of victories (fewer than six per season on average, as well as three middling bowl appearances).

Kingsbury, 40, looks to implement a similar offense in Arizona, and will rely on another young gun in former Oklahoma star Kyler Murray, the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft.

Kingsbury's task is tall, with the Cardinals coming off a miserable 3-13 season and competing in arguably one of the NFL's tougher divisions in the NFC West, which sent two teams to the postseason in 2018.

Freddie Kitchens, Cleveland Browns

This is Kitchens' first head-coaching job in the NFL and, while the Browns have been a picture of ineptitude in recent seasons — winless in 2017, one victory in 2016, and no playoff appearances since 2002 — he comes into a pretty encouraging situation.

The Browns had a bountiful offseason, trading for former Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and defensive end Olivier Vernon, and adding plenty more in free agency. Add to it a budding star quarterback in Baker Mayfield, and big things are expected in Cleveland, where Kitchens was the offensive coordinator last season after Hue Jackson was fired as head coach.

Matt LaFleur, Green Bay Packers

Another coach with a local connection, LaFleur was born and raised in Mount Pleasant, played collegiately at Western Michigan and Saginaw Valley State, and started his coaching career with stops at Saginaw Valley, Central Michigan and Northern Michigan.

This is is first NFL head-coaching job, after spending the last two seasons as an offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams and Tennessee Titans, respectively. 

An offensive-minded coach, LaFleur gets to coach one of best quarterbacks of all time in Aaron Rodgers, and will see a defense that stocked up with offseason additions such as linebackers Za'Darius Smith and Preston Smith.

Zac Taylor, Cincinnati Bengals

At 36, Taylor is the young pup of this coaching class, arriving in Cincinnati after two seasons on the Los Angeles Rams' offensive staff. As quarterbacks coach last season, he helped Jared Goff enjoy the best season of his three-year NFL career.

He'll lead a Bengals team that wasn't as offensively dynamic as the Rams — they ranked 26th in yards per game — and were even worse on defense, ranking last in yards allowed and 30th in points allowed.

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