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Report: Schottenheimer out

Posted by Chris Brown on January 13, 2010 – 11:33 am

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will not interview for the Bills head coaching job.

The Bills were granted permission to interview Schottenheimer by the Jets earlier this week, but the Jets play caller has decided he would prefer to remain with the club that currently employs him. According to Schefter, Schottenheimer will not interview this week or after the Jets’ season is over believing there will be other head coaching opportunities in the future.

Schottenheimer apparently feels he has a good thing going with developing QB Mark Sanchez and believes his continued success with the young QB will translate into other head coaching job offers down the line.

“I’d love to be a head coach, but I say that with an asterisk,” Schottenheimer said Sunday after the Jets beat the Bengals in the wild-card round of the playoffs. “That’s my dream, but I want to be a head coach when the time is right, when the situation is right. I don’t want to just take a job to take a job.”

According to Schefter, Schottenheimer called the Bills to thank them for their consideration.

Ironically, Schottenheimer chose to stay on New York’s staff last year despite interviewing for the Jets’ head coaching post and losing out to Rex Ryan. But the two have developed a tight relationship and apparently that was a factor as well.

“For the first time in three years, I’m really, really happy,” said Schottenheimer. “I’m happy working for Rex. I love the area. I love the Jets fans. I love what we’ve done. I love the guys on our roster.”


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