Redskins casting a wide net in coaching search
Former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher says there’s “nothing to” the reports that he’s considering a return to the NFL, according to a tweet from CBS This morning on Friday.
While it’s not necessarily breaking news, it does back up a comment from Redskins GM Bruce Allen, who told CSNWashington.com on Thursday that the Redskins have not met with Cowher about the head coaching vacancy in Washington.
One report this week suggested that the Redskins were zeroing on Cowher and that team officials and the former Super Bowl winning coach had two meetings to discuss the job. Cowher currently works as an analyst on the CBS show The NFL Today.
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Cowher went 149-90-1 in 15 seasons with the Steelers, but has not coached since 2006.
Although he said there’s nothing to the rumor he’ll return to coaching this season, he did add that the “door is never closed,” according to the tweet from @CBSThisMorning.
The Redskins have already met with Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and are expected to interview Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell.
Allen would never confirm nor deny the candidates that have mention in the media. But he did sys that the coaches who have been named publicly are not the only ones the Redskins have already interviewed or still plan to interview.
Bill Cowher (@CowherCBS) says there's "nothing to" the rumor he'll return to coaching, but the "door is never closed."— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) January 3, 2014