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nd9kel
TOM COUGHLIN ???!!!!

ESPN.com news services

The Philadelphia Eagles have requested permission to interview former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin for their head-coaching vacancy, sources have confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The interview is likely to occur Monday, before the NFL owners meet in Houston, sources told Schefter.

The Eagles must receive permission from the Giants for the interview because Coughlin resigned as New York's coach with one year left on his contract. The Giants, however, will not stand in the way of Coughlin interviewing with the NFC East rival Eagles, sources told Schefter.


Tom Coughlin is intrigued by the Eagles' coaching vacancy because of his familiarity with the organization and because of Philadelphia's proximity to his family in New Jersey, sources told ESPN. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
Coughlin, who resigned Monday after his third straight losing season with the Giants, is intrigued by the Eagles' job because of his familiarity with the organization and because of Philadelphia's proximity to his family in New Jersey, sources told ESPN's Dan Graziano.

Fox Sports reported late Friday that Coughlin was expected to speak to the Eagles at some point this coming week.

Coughlin, 69, acknowledged Tuesday that he would be open to coaching again after 12 years with the Giants. The two-time Super Bowl-winning coach is not interested in interviewing for multiple positions, but he would be interested in coaching if he felt the situation was right, sources confirmed to Graziano.

The Eagles have been seeking a replacement for Chip Kelly, who was fired five days before Philadelphia's season-ending victory over Coughlin and the Giants.

The Eagles, who went 7-9 this season after going 10-6 in each of their first two years under Kelly, already have interviewed multiple candidates, including interim coach Pat Shurmur, Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase.

Coughlin posted a 102-90 regular-season record with the Giants, winning three division titles in addition to his two Super Bowl championships. He was 68-60 in eight seasons with the then-expansion Jacksonville Jaguars, winning two division titles and taking them to two conference championship games in their first five seasons.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Phits
I hope that this is just smoke and mirrors. I'm not sold on Coughlin....especially at this stage in his career.
BirdsWinBaby
QUOTE (Phits @ Jan 9 2016, 06:39 PM) *
I hope that this is just smoke and mirrors. I'm not sold on Coughlin....especially at this stage in his career.


Coughlin is too old to battle with Howie (or the waterboy) over who is picking players.....he just wants to coach on auto-pilot. its why the Giants have sucked recently

would the Coughlin of 20yrs ago have allowed the ODB fiasco a couple weeks ago....EVEN AFTER the refs told him to do something?

he would be perfect for Howie...but even Lurie must be aware that of all the coaches who couldnt win a SB at their second stop....an aging Coughlin is not the guy to buck that trend
Rick
I don't want him. I don't want someone who will be there 3-5 years (at most). He's about to turn 70! How many years will he coach?
SAM I Am
I guess after three years with the college kid, when you have a guy out there with two SBs under his belt and plenty of NFL experience, you have to at least have him in for a chat.

Who knows, maybe they want to chat him up about a front office position.
Joegrane
I don't understand this one even a little.
QUOTE (nd9kel @ Jan 9 2016, 02:06 PM) *
The Philadelphia Eagles have requested permission to interview former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin for their head-coaching vacancy, sources have confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter....

Zero
QUOTE (Joegrane @ Jan 9 2016, 10:45 PM) *
I don't understand this one even a little.

Here's an explanation. Not sure how much he would tell, but he's a good source of information, especially about his OC. They got permission to talk to him, why not see what they can learn?
BirdsWinBaby
QUOTE (Zero @ Jan 10 2016, 08:33 AM) *
Here's an explanation. Not sure how much he would tell, but he's a good source of information, especially about his OC. They got permission to talk to him, why not see what they can learn?


This article implies that Howie is just bringing Coughlin in to pick his brain on lots of topics with no real interest in hiring him. Coughlin at his age with his experience isn't smart enough to tell the difference between a job interview and a fact finding mission? Remember Coughlin was sitting on Howie's side of the table for the Jaguars when Howie was still a college kid
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