Bill Parcells is following a familiar path: Jump from the NFL to a spot on ESPN.
Michael McCarthy of the USA Today reports Parcells will star in a special to be aired the week before the draft called: Bill Parcells Draft Confidential.
(Alternative title provided by Greg A. Bedard: “Please ignore the fact that I approved the drafting of Pat White Confidential”)
It sounds like the special will focus less on this year’s draft, and more on Parcells’ draft strategy wisdom. Mike Tirico will host the 90-minute program.
It’s unclear at this point what Parcells will do for a full-time job next; he’s been trying to quit football unsuccessfully for 25 years. ESPN spokesman Bill Hofheimer wouldn’t confirm to McCarthy whether ESPN is in talks with Parcells to become a regular analyst next year.
It’s a safe bet that Parcells isn’t ready to fade away into a life of horse-racing and solitude just yet.