Tom Coughlin isn’t ready to rule out a return to coaching

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The coaching carousel will start spinning in 11 weeks and two days. When it does, former Jaguars and Giants coach Tom Coughlin may be looking for a seat on it.

Asked on Friday night at the annual Jay Fund Champions for Children Gala about a possible return, Coughlin wouldn’t slam the door.

Well, we’ll see about that,” Coughlin said, via Howie Kussoy of the New York Post. “One day at a time. I hope I can make an impact in the job that I’m in. That’s why I’m in that position.”

Coughlin currently works as an adviser to the NFL’s football operations department.

“It’s different, obviously,” Coughlin said. “I’m in the game. I’m very thankful for being involved in the game to the extent that I am. . . . I have really enjoyed the work that I’ve done, as far as going in the command room and being there throughout all the Sunday games. That part of it’s been exciting because it’s the closest thing for me to the sidelines, which is what I was looking for.”

Come January 2, the day unofficially known as Black Monday, Coughlin may be looking to get even closer to the game — and all it takes is one team to be looking for Coughlin.