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giants pick coughlin

Postby hailskins666 » Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:00 pm

from sportsline:
The New York Giants have decided upon their replacement for Jim Fassel.

Several Giants sources told SportsLine.com the Giants have decided upon former Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin to become their new head coach. The only holdups on an official deal are the final details and certain language within the contract.

The Giants have even gone as far as to talk to some of their star players for reaction and quotes to use for their eventual announcement.

A source close to Coughlin also told SportsLine.com an accord will not officially be reached until team co-owner Bob Tisch can review the terms of the contract and certain stipulations in the deal, but other top brass within the organization have found the terms to be agreeable.

Coughlin flew to New York on Monday for his second meeting with team and the two sides then began working on a contract.

The Giants had a slight interest in a college coach such as Nick Saban, but were not willing to go through the tedious challenges associated with dealing with an NCAA head coach. In some cases, NFL teams are forced to deal with not only a coach's agent but school officials such as athletic directors and even boosters as well.

The Giants formally interviewed four candidates for the job, but Coughlin had always been the front runner. Still, he faced some opposition within the organization from people who feared the stories of his rigidity.

Giants players say they have been told horror stories from their compatriots in Jacksonville. The team brass, however, compared Coughlin to Bill Belichick’s reputation and Belichick was named coach of the year this season and has a Super Bowl victory to boast.

Those close to Coughlin believe he is a changed man and the one-year hiatus from the NFL woke him up to some of the things he was criticized for in the past. Despite the reputation of being completely inflexible, Coughlin is widely regarded inside the NFL as one of the best coaches in the league.

this means the market is getting tighter, if we want fassel or green, we better make a move NOW........
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Postby hailskins666 » Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:14 pm

another article on the same thing
ESPN.com news services
The Giants have agreed in principle to a four-year contract with Tom Coughlin, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports, and are expected to make an announcement later today.


Coughlin was interviewed for a second time by the Giants on Monday.


The former Jaguars coach arrived in the New York metropolitan area on Monday afternoon, becoming the first candidate to get a second interview for the job that opened when Jim Fassel was fired after a 4-12 season.


A former Giants assistant under Bill Parcells, Coughlin posted a 72-64 record in eight seasons with the Jaguars, twice leading them to the AFC title game. He was fired after the 2002 season, his third straight losing season in Jacksonville.
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