Assistant Fewell to replace Jauron as Bills coach

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 6:35pm

Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell will be the Buffalo Bills' interim head coach, replacing the fired Dick Jauron.

Fewell was given the job on Tuesday, hours after Bills owner Ralph Wilson fired Jauron after the team's 3-6 start. Wilson credited Fewell for "demonstrating excellent leadership skills," while noting the players have plenty of "confidence in him."

In his 12th NFL season, and fourth with Buffalo, Fewell becomes the team's first black coach.