Despite rampant speculation that he could return to the sidelines, former Steelers coach Bill Cowher doesn’t see himself taking an NFL coaching job.
Cowher said on CBS This Morning that he plans to continue working on television for the foreseeable future.
“I’ve never closed the door,” Cowher said. “But it’s highly unlikely any time in the near future you’ll see me coach.”
Cowher has sent mixed signals in the past about whether he wants to return to coaching, and he said “never say never” today when talking about the possibility that he’ll return. That suggests that he might come back some day, if the right opportunity arises.
But the right opportunity is apparently not in Washington: A day after General Manager Bruce Allen said he hadn’t contacted Cowher, Cowher confirmed that.
“There’s nothing to that. I was never contacted by the Washington Redskins,” Cowher said.
Some day, some team might contact Cowher at a time when he has the itch to return, with an opportunity that sounds too good to pass up. But Cowher doesn’t sound like that day will be any time soon.