The woeful Chiefs made a splash Friday, hiring former Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid to lead the franchise's post-Pioli era.
The Eagles had fired Reid after a crappy 4-12 season, which followed 2011's 8-8 campaign. Such blemishes were rare in Reid's 14-year Philly tenure; Reid ended with just three losing seasons, compiling a 130-93-1 overall record.
In the last four years, the Chiefs have suffered three sub-.500 seasons. So Clark Hunt handing over broad authority on football decisions - and kicking the general manager, Scott Pioli, to the curb - was no surprise. The franchise's future looks bright with Reid in charge and the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Celebrate by printing off this commemorative Andy Reid walrus mustache and a collection of facts about our new football overlord after the jump.
* His roots run through Mizzou: Reid coached the Missouri Tigers' offensive line from 1989 to 1991. Former Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil told The Kansas City Star that Reid's time in Columbia should prove helpful. "He's been in middle America before and knows what the people are like," Vermeil said. Important to middle Americans: winning football games.
* Reid spawns head coaches: Three of Reid's former assistants are current head coaches - Minnesota's Leslie Frazier, Carolina's Ron Rivera and Baltimore's John Harbaugh.
* He can punt, pass and kick: In December 1971, a 13-year-old Reid appeared in the competition on Monday Night Football. For real.
* He knows tragedy: Last August, his son, Garrett, died of an accidental heroin overdose in a dorm at Pennsylvania's Lehigh University, where the Eagles were staging training camp. In 2007, Garrett ran a red light and injured a driver of a different car. Garrett told police that he was high on heroin at the time of the crash.
* Reid's Eagles played in the Super Bowl: The Eagles lost 24-21 to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX.
* He is a Mormon: Reid played college football at Brigham Young University in the late 1970s. He donated to fellow Mormon Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. He should have plenty of places to worship in the metro.
* Reid is a cougar to the core: He served a season as BYU's mascot Cosmo the Cougar, according to Wikipedia (uh, we couldn't find other confirmation). Reid played both offensive and defensive lines on the football team, so that must have been one large cougar costume.
* Reid's mustache is awesome: Now cut yours out! It beats wearing a grocery sack on your head.