It’s his fourth year out of coaching. And it could be his last year out of coaching.
Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher, who led the team to two Super Bowls and one championship in 15 seasons, recently spoke about his future at the campus of Penn State-Behrend.
“With every year, there becomes a little bit more of a void because you
do miss it,” Cowher said, per Jerry DiPaola of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
“I had a chance these last few years to spend some very special time
with the women in my life,” Cowher added. “For that, I have absolutely no regrets
whatsoever for walking away.”
His wife, Kaye, passed away in July. Her battle with skin cancer was not publicly known, and Bill Cowher has not spoken (to our knowledge) regarding the duration of her illness.
“I am not going to go back into coaching, just to go back into coaching,” Cowher said. “It has to be the right situation. And I don’t know what the
right situation consists of.”
Here’s a possibility. Giants coach Tom Coughlin landed at No. 3 in the first installment of our video hot seat feature, and Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News has now broached the subject of Coughlin being in danger of termination if the Giants fail to qualify for the playoffs.
Cowher, who draws interest every year, has insisted on being respectful to the men who currently are employed, and he refuses to talk to teams who have head coaches in place. With a daughter now living in New York City and with the Giants becoming the ultimate meat-and-potato foil to the Hard Knocks Jets, Cowher surely could deem the Giants to be the “right situation” for him.
If Cowher ever ends up coaching the Giants, no one will have to worry about the team becoming the Hard Knocks Giants.
“I couldn’t say no fast enough,” Cowher said.
And that attitude will make him only more attractive to the Giants.