Inside The Bills

Cowher waiting on Giants job

Posted by Chris Brown on January 14, 2010 – 6:47 pm

Many outside observers are wondering how long Bill Cowher is willing to wait before returning to coaching. According to Jerome Bettis, it’s until the Giants coaching job opens up.

Bettis, appearing on Sirius XM radio with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, said Cowher was hoping to land the Giants job in 2007 before Tom Coughling orchestrated a run to the Super Bowl title.

“That’s the team that he really coveted,” Bettis said. “This is where he always wanted to be. The Mara family, he’s been very close to them. … He’s known them very well and was on the inside track — before the Giants won the Super Bowl — for that job. And I think he’s holding out for that opportunity if it presents itself.”

Speculation in New York, including by Daily News Giants beat writer Ralph Vacchiano, is that Coughlin could be out the door as soon as next offseason if the Giants aren’t back in the playoffs in 2010.

Bettis even went so far as to say that Cowher will wait until the Giants job, and only the Giants job, opens.

“That’s what he’s doing,” said Bettis. “That’s where he’s got his eyes.”

That would explain his apparent lack of interest in the Bills job, and potentially every other one that might come down the pike that’s not the Giants.

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