Tom Coughlin is back in Indianapolis, even without a coaching job

AP

As he’s done so often, Tom Coughlin flew to Indianapolis Tuesday to get ready for the Scouting Combine.

But unlike 20 of the last 21 years, he’s not working for a team this time.

Via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Coughlin was on the same flight as Giants coach Ben McAdoo yesterday, heading to the Combine to help with the league’s Madden Committee of former coaches who advise the league’s competition committee.

Coughlin has admitted he’s not adjusting well to not coaching, and interviewed for vacant jobs in Philadelphia and San Francisco after he and the Giants parted ways.

His former team has offered to bring him back in as a consultant — which fits with their keeping most of his coaching staff in place around McAdoo —  but so far Coughlin hasn’t taken them up on the offer.

So for now he’s hanging around on the periphery, as he did in 2003 when he visited a number of training camps when he was between his former role with the Jaguars and the Giants job, doing nothing to kill the perception he wants to stay in the game.