Giants owner John Mara read his team the riot act after their late season collapse last year, promising “major changes.”
This year, Mara is promising to stay the course despite missing the playoffs again. Mara announced after New York’s 17-14 win over Washington that Coughlin would return as head coach in 2011.
“The only time you make a coaching change is when the players aren’t responding to the coach. That is not the case here,” Mara said via the New York Daily News.
Mara added that he told Coughlin earlier in the week that he would be returning. It’s unclear if Mara will look to extend Coughlin’s contract; the coach is entering a lame duck year.
Either way, Bill Cowher will have to look elsewhere for employment in 2011.