Report: Tom Coughlin interviewing with Jaguars Wednesday

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Word over the weekend was that Tom Coughlin would talk to the Jaguars about their head coaching vacancy this week and it looks like Wednesday is the day for that conversation.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Coughlin is interviewing with the Jaguars about a second stint in Jacksonville. Coughlin was the first head coach in franchise history and coached them team from 1995 to 2002.

It didn’t take him long to get the team deep into the playoffs as they advanced to the AFC title game in his second season. They advanced to the postseason in each of the next three seasons and again went to the conference championship game in 1999.

The Jags haven’t had anything close to that kind of success since Coughlin was fired. That would make a return engagement work from a purely nostalgic aspect, but Coughlin’s demanding style may also be appealing after the Jaguars came into this year with expectations of a big step forward before watching them go unfulfilled under Gus Bradley.

37 responses to “Report: Tom Coughlin interviewing with Jaguars Wednesday

  1. With all that talent on the defensive side of the ball, this will be an excellent hire. Factor in a very weak AFC South and I could see the Jags winning this division next year with Terrific Tom at the helm.

    Hard to believe a guy with 2 superbowl rings, and producing in the NY pressure cooker , and willing to work for a reasonable rate ( unlike Gruden or Cowher that think their 1 ring and TV experience is worth a blank check ) isn’t already coaching again.

    Great move by Jags !

  2. I get that he’s a good coach and those are hard to come by but he’s inheriting a team that has been terrible for countless years, that does not have a QB, and he’s 70 years old.

    I’m not saying this wouldn’t work out, but maybe you should go in a different direction.

  3. thefatlazygamer says:
    Dec 28, 2016 4:04 PM
    I get that he’s a good coach and those are hard to come by but he’s inheriting a team that has been terrible for countless years, that does not have a QB, and he’s 70 years old.
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    &0 is too old to coach a football team but not to old to run the country? Color me confused. Donald Trump is also 70 years old.

  4. Coughlin was the first head coach in franchise history and coached them team from 1995 to 2002
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    He had personnel control over that span as well.

    I just can’t see this working out.

    .. with all that young defensive talent, I’d go for Matt Patricia.

  5. zendbaoracle says:
    Dec 28, 2016 3:57 PM

    With all that talent on the defensive side of the ball, this will be an excellent hire. Factor in a very weak AFC South and I could see the Jags winning this division next year with Terrific Tom at the helm.
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    Oh come on… all the divisions are weak except maybe the AFC West and NFC East. The AFC South has more wins than the NFC West and AFC North…. The Titans are 1-4 in their division and 7-3 outside of it. The Colts are 2-3 in their division and 5-5 outside of it. The 11-4 Chiefs lost twice to the AFC South. The Packers lost twice to the AFC South. This isn’t 2014…..

  6. Dammit! will you guys leave NE coaching alone?

    If you’re listening Matt, don’t do it!

    we like our rocket scientists tethered to NE, thank you.

  7. Slam Dunk. Open and shut case. Tom probably still has a house down there.

    Marv Levi was able to get the Bills going at an older age, I’m sure Tom will have no problem doing the same.

    Talented Roster in Jacksonville? Well there is talent there thats for sure. It takes more than talent to be a team, I think Tom can bring what they need.

  8. factschecker says:
    Dec 28, 2016 4:16 PM
    thefatlazygamer says:
    Dec 28, 2016 4:04 PM
    I get that he’s a good coach and those are hard to come by but he’s inheriting a team that has been terrible for countless years, that does not have a QB, and he’s 70 years old.
    ——-
    &0 is too old to coach a football team but not to old to run the country? Color me confused. Donald Trump is also 70 years old.
    ——-
    Just another in a very long list of why he shouldn’t have been elected.

  9. justtherealfacts says:
    Dec 28, 2016 4:02 PM

    Possibly long in the tooth to start from scratch?

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    “Starting from scratch”? Your comment doesn’t make any sense. TC isn’t some green special team or position coach nor is he like Joe Gibbs coming back for head coaching duties after a decade away from the game.
    The game is still the same now as it was the last time TC was coaching. This would be a great hire by the Jags if it happens.

  10. Tom
    As a lifelong Giants fan
    If this is what you and your wife want then I wish you the best of luck.

    As I had the pleasure of riding in the elevator with your family the night you were inducted into the Giants ring of honor I hope you will not sell them short.
    You have a great bunch of grandkids and make sure you enjoy them.

  11. skawh says:
    Dec 28, 2016 4:50 PM
    factschecker says:
    Dec 28, 2016 4:16 PM
    thefatlazygamer says:
    Dec 28, 2016 4:04 PM
    I get that he’s a good coach and those are hard to come by but he’s inheriting a team that has been terrible for countless years, that does not have a QB, and he’s 70 years old.
    ——-
    &0 is too old to coach a football team but not to old to run the country? Color me confused. Donald Trump is also 70 years old.
    ——-
    Just another in a very long list of why he shouldn’t have been elected.

    ________________________
    And how old was Hillary? or Bernie ?

  12. ilikethefalcons says:
    Dec 28, 2016 5:02 PM

    He’s gonna finish what he started.
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    All the way to rock bottom?

  13. Will the NFL allow Coughlin to bring his walker and oxygen tank on the field with him? Time to take the car keys away from Grampa.

  14. Tom never left Jax keeping his residence here and many of his children stayed in town. His charity never left either and he was around the area during the offseasons when he was the Giants coach.

    I wasn’t in favor when I first heard because of the age factor but as was certainly pointed out, the leader of the country will be his age as well.. He’s probably in better shape than many 50-60 year olds..

  15. As a Colts fan I don’t like this idea. The Jags have all the pieces to be a successful team and just need some leadership. I’m sure Tom can transform the Jags into a divisional contender (at least).

  16. “This is great news for Bill Belichik. Means he won’t go to the Bills.”

    Which is sad actually. With the defensive talent the Bills have Coughlin might well return the divisional games to true rivalry games that the Pats were really challenged on.

    It would have made the AFCE far more fun to watch.

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