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Bill Cowher Still Offering Mixed Signals About Coaching Again

Former Pittsburgh Steelers HC Bill Cowher spoke with Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the idea of possibly returning to sidelines again.

Cowher has been out of the league since 2006, but rumors continue to circulate during the offseason that he could be available if the right job was open.

“I had the best job in the NFL,” said Cowher. “I realize that, that’s why all the talk about me coming back is just that.  I had the best job in the league; I didn’t get out of it to get back in it.”

Yet, when asked if that meant his career as a coach was done, Cowher was unwilling to completely rule out the idea.

“I don’t know how I’ll feel in two years.  Never say ‘never’ because then you become a hypocrite.  I’ve seen too many other people in my profession say ‘never’ and come back.  Always keep doors open in life, that’s the important thing to do.”

“I’m very happy doing what I’m doing. I work at it, I’ll get better at it, it has allowed me to do things in life I never could have have. I’m in a good place.’

Rumors have previously connected Cowher to the Giants, which is now an interesting option given that New York has started the season 0-6. Current HC Tom Coughlin has said that he intends to return for the 2014 season and the Giants are reportedly willing to allow him to remain their head coach beyond the 2013 season.

It will be interesting to see if the Giants continue to struggle and whether or not the front office changes their stance regarding his Coughlin’s future with the team.

 

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