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Cowher: 'I do not plan on coaching next year'

Posted on: October 30, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Cowher Addresses Coaching Rumors
There has been speculation these past few weeks that CBS Sports' Bill Cowher has been contacted by NFL teams regarding a return to the coaching ranks. See what Cowher had to say about those rumors.

Posted by Ryan Wilson

The Dolphins' 0-6 start inevitably led to conversations about who would replace current head coach Tony Sparano. One name that came up (because he always comes up whenever there's a possible coaching vacancy on the horizon): Bill Cowher, former Steelers head coach who now makes his living as an NFL analyst at CBS.

On Sunday, Cowher addressed the rumors that he might have interest in the Dolphins' gig (or any other coaching job for that matter):

"Let me just say this. I have not been contacted directly or indirectly by any football team or any organization. It's all speculation and it's unfortunate because it affects the lives of many people that are in the profession. I am here to say to you today: I do not plan on coaching next year. I love where I work, more importantly, I enjoy the people that I work with up here. So I can put all this speculation to rest and if I have to repeat this in December again, I will.

"… It's a tough profession, and I know the speculation is out there and I'm flattered by it, but to be honest with you, at the same time it affects too many people's lives, I like what I'm doing right here and I hope to be back in the same seat next year."

In other news: Miami owner Stephen Ross reportedly isn't focusing on big-name coaches, partly because of how much it would cost to hire them.

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Comments

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Cowher: 'I do not plan on coaching next year'

Every former coach loves to hear their name in the mix when pundits speculate about job openings in the coaching ranks. The fact of the matter is Cowher is happy where he's at and there's nothing wrong with that. The only thing that may cause him to change his mind would be an ungodly amount of money like the Redskins offered Joe Gibbs ($5 million a year for 5 years) in his second go round with the 'Skins after being retired from coaching for 12 years. Unfortunately by that time, the game had bypassed Gibbs but it was too much money pass up. It was a sad state of affairs. I'd hate to see that happen to Cowher as well.
 



Since: Aug 11, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2011 9:37 am
 

Cowher: 'I do not plan on coaching next year'

Thats, because Coughlin will be back. Enough said. This guys is not coming back until the Giants head coaching spot opens....



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: October 31, 2011 5:56 am
 

Cowher: 'I do not plan on coaching next year'

A lot of things could happen between now and then.



Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: October 30, 2011 9:42 pm
 

Cowher: 'I do not plan on coaching next year'

why coach just like jimmy Johnson, he done all a coach can do. Now he lives a stress free lifeand is making a fortune having fun on tv. what more the man need



Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Cowher: 'I do not plan on coaching next year'

What in the hell are you talking about? 


I had to reread this and it made as much sense the second time, as it did the first.......zero. 



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: October 30, 2011 9:22 pm
 

Cowher: 'I do not plan on coaching next year'

 I know the itch is in the blood, but why go away from a great job!  Being a head coach in the NFL is a high stress deal.  He has a great job with CBS, so just stick with it and live a longer life!  Just ask Dickie V, he hasn't lost a game in over 30 years, and is a better man for it.  At least that's what he claims.  If you got to get back in the ring than go for it!  You only live once, but you might live longer if you stay in the booth!  I would say that you should listen to the little man inside you, but my little man is an idiot so I would venture off on my own! lol



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: October 30, 2011 9:04 pm
 

Cowher: 'I do not plan on coaching next year'

Ergo, depends what job opens up.



Since: Oct 13, 2011
Posted on: October 30, 2011 8:30 pm
 

Cowher: 'I do not plan on coaching next year'

Jealous much?  I LOVE Coach Cow'r leading time or analyzing one!  His name cames up a lot because he's one of the top winning coaches not leading a team.  His family sacrificed a lot of years while he was a head coach, and I think he is enjoying some time watching his daughters active in sports.  That said, the door is open for him to get back on the sidelines, and I'm sure it will happen at the right time for the right offer.



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2011 7:35 pm
 

Cowher: 'I do not plan on coaching next year'

If I was an owner I would not want Cowher coaching my team. I just don't think his heart is in it and he is burnt out.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: October 30, 2011 4:56 pm
 

Carefully chosen words

When it comes to public figures like coaches making statements to the press, there's a HUGE difference between 'I do not plan on coaching next year' and 'I won't be coaching next year.'  Just the fact that he worded his statement as he did implies that he could very well be coaching next year.




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