Tom Coughlin to interview with Jaguars this week

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As the Jaguars commence the process of looking for their next head coach, the first person they’ll interview is the first coach in franchise history.

Tom Coughlin, currently an NFL employee, will interview this week, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. He’ll be talking to the team about the coach job, and possibly about a job overseeing football operations.

G.M. Dave Caldwell may be more interested in hiring Coughlin to be his employee instead of his boss. Ultimately, however, the prospect of adding Coughlin and a head coach could make the franchise even stronger.

A potential Hall of Famer, Coughlin quickly led the Jaguars to relevance in the mid-1990s. He then won two Super Bowls with the Giants.

As PFT noted on Friday, the other early candidates are Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith, Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Lineham, and Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn. Rapoport has added Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph to the list.

5 responses to “Tom Coughlin to interview with Jaguars this week

  1. I can already hear the Jags’ players whining about that. He’s the LAST person they want to be head coach. Under Gus, there was ZERO accountability–none. That will NOT be the case under Coughlin. They’ll learn there are consequences for your actions, unlike life under Gus. Get a personal foul? Gus just gave you some cookies and milk. Get a person foul under Coughlin and you’ll come off the field and get an earful. Plus, if you’re a marginal player and you perform like half the players on the Jags team, you can expect to get cut the next week. Not under Gus. Gus never cut anyone for anything.

    This team surely can use some discipline because so many of the players just mail it in every week. That won’t be acceptable under Coughlin. The days of undisciplined penalties would be a thing of the past. They would win a bunch more games but the players won’t like that they will be accountable for acting like a professional football player.

  2. How much stronger would it really make them? Coughlin is 70. Realistically this is probably at most a three year arrangement. Then what? Back to the drawing board replacing another coach, which doesn’t provide the continuity that the good teams have. They should be looking for their coach for the next decade. It might be different if Jacksonville was close to being a winner. That losing culture isn’t an overnight fix. They’ve proven it by just going out and overpaying for underperforming free agents every off season.

  3. Come on man… who makes these lists…

    Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley…

    Todd is exactly what he needs to be… a OC for his hometown team. hes proved hes no HC… and im a DIE HARD Steeler fan

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