Bill Cowher said on Tuesday that he thinks he’ll eventually coach again. But he’s telling the teams with vacancies this year that his return won’t be soon.
Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Cowher has been contacted by several NFL teams that are looking for a head coach, but that Cowher has told all of those teams he’s not interested in interviewing for their head-coaching vacancies. The Browns were mentioned as one team that may have been interested in Cowher’s services, but that interest is apparently not mutual.
If Cowher does return, it’s not going to be this year — and maybe not for four or five years. Cowher is apparently happy living and working in New York City and likes the hours of a CBS studio analyst.
That raises the question of what it would take for Cowher to return to the sidelines. If he likes the more comfortable life of working in television, would he be willing to go back to the long hours and high stress of coaching?
Maybe eventually he’ll get the desire to see if he can lead another team to the Super Bowl. But it doesn’t sound like that’s coming any time soon.