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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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Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: October 30, 2011 3:13 pm

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

Unless, of course, if an owner wasto pay him X amount of money, and guaranteed he`d spend X amount of money on players salaries, then he would re-think his stance on NOT coaching in 2012. He won`t go anywhere that he doesen`t get that type of guarantee, or if the team already has the makings of a play-off team

Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: October 30, 2011 2:34 pm

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

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

You know what , why don't you and Jon Gruden just get lost.
I am so fed up with this mickey mouse garbage of will He or won't He.
Go away , drive off into the sun because I'm sick of it and I'm sure many other people or tired of the head games too.
Both of you were good coaches and are lousy sports announcers.

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