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Did Bill Cowher already interview for the SD job?

Posted on: December 25, 2011 3:41 pm
Edited on: December 29, 2011 5:27 pm
 
Turner

By Josh Katzowitz

Now that the Chargers have been knocked out of the playoff picture officially after the Lions dominated them on Saturday, we can almost surely expect to see the front office fire coach Norv Turner.

That’s especially true after a report surfaced last week that said that in order for Turner and San Diego general manager A.J. Smith to save their jobs, the Chargers needed to win the final two games of the season.

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That obviously didn’t happen, so now, the discussion has turned to who could replace Turner. And while our CBS colleague Bill Cowher continues to say he’s not interested in leaving the world of TV (even Dan Marino, in answering a question about the open Dolphins job, said he didn’t think Cowher’s mindset was in returning to coaching), the New York Post has reported that Cowher already interviewed in San Diego.

“I was told this week by an in-the-know source with intimate knowledge of the San Diego sports scene that Cowher already had ‘an interview’ with high-ranking people inside the Chargers organization who were gauging his interest and that he expressed his interest in the job should Norv Turner be fired,” wrote Mark Cannizzaro in the Post.

That report, though, is at odds with what the San Diego Union Tribune is writing. Reported Kevin Acee: “Two Chargers sources said unequivocally and vehemently on Saturday that the Chargers have not talked to Cowher.”

Making matters more complicated was the fact that former Titans coach Jeff Fisher, who figures to be a popular coaching choice this offseason (including, perhaps, with the Chargers), was in Detroit and talking with Turner before the game (Fisher’s son is a defensive assistant for the Lions).

Owner Dean Spanos told the Union-Trib that he’d wait until next week to make a decision on Turner.

Look, chances are Cowher won’t be the one to replace him, because it’s unlikely Cowher will return to the game this season (if ever).

Yet, even though Cowher recently told Sports Illustrated this, “People don't understand. I'm not coaching. I'm enjoying life more right now than I ever have,” his name won’t evaporate from coaching searches anytime soon. Even if he really is intent on not ever returning.




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Comments

Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: December 25, 2011 7:56 pm
 

Did Bill Cowher already interview for the SD job?

"A report surfaced", "that obviously didn't happen".

 “I was told this week by an in-the-know source with intimate knowledge.....The report, though, is at odds with what the is writing.....

Do "journalist have any idea how much they suck?  Here are at least 4 contradictions from various sources in this one short story.  Goes with my golden rule for the hapless masses.  Never believe an initial news report. These fame wh_re journalists rarely get it right.






Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: December 25, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Did Bill Cowher already interview for the SD job?

I would love to have Cowher come to SD I think he is the perfect fit for a team that lacks discipline.

it just doesnt seem like cowher wants to get back into coaching, but i think the other coach mentioned in the article (jeff fisher) would be a good fit for san diego, he did well for decades in tennessee, no reason to think he couldnt do the same in san diego, but thinking about personalities, i dont know how well fisher and aj smith would work together, personally i feel aj smith should be fired before a coaching search even begins, the franchise should start fresh and go from there, but aj smith is definitely part of the problem, and i see fisher more like a marty type coach that isnt against butting heads with anyone not in line with what he is trying to do to succeed




Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: December 25, 2011 7:41 pm
 

Did Bill Cowher already interview for the SD job?

after a good draft they will come out running.

it has to be an awesome thing to be able to see into the future, but hopefully that draft consists of a quarterback that is worth a damn, or else seattle will be below both arizona and st louis next season (btw, odds are st louis will get the #1 pick when indy beats that crappy jax team, you know what that means)  and i doubt they would trade the rights the luck or bradford to a division team, couple that with the fact that barkley (will be)and landry jones and RGIII could be headed back to school, id say you wont find starter quality for next year, long term there are several who could work out, but not next season, i would wait til the seahawks secure a better QB before making the assumption that they will "come out of the gates running," the bills did that exact thing this season, and we see where they ended up




Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 7:37 pm
 

Did Bill Cowher already interview for the SD job?

SD doesnt deserve cowher norv will they get him! love the city hate the organization and AJ should have been gone long ago!



Since: Dec 24, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 6:58 pm
 

Did Bill Cowher already interview for the SD job?

Love the job Zimmer has done as defensive coordinator at Cincinnati. Hope San Diego or some other team gives him a shot. He may not be flashy, but guys play their butts off for the guy.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Did Bill Cowher already interview for the SD job?

cower is overrated. he will want 7 or 8 mil, will not do as good a job as turne. He will give the people of sd hope for a little while. the team to look out for is the seattle seahawks. coach carrooll has the team ready for next year. after a good draft they will come out running.



Since: Jun 6, 2009
Posted on: December 25, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Did Bill Cowher already interview for the SD job?

I was a supporter of Norv's up until this weeks game. Given all the injuries that SD has had and playing 3rd string guys on the O line, I gave him the benefit of doubt. But after yesterdays performance against Detroit he definately needs to go. That had to have been the worst defensive plan I have ever seen.

Seriously, to make the playoffs you needed to play to win but what we saw yesterday was anything but trying to play to win. I'm sure everyone else saw the game the way I did with the soft zone almost like a prevent D fomr begining to end. It didnt work and you saw it didnt work when they kept marching right down the field and scoring but Norv would not adjust the D. By that reason alone he needs to go.

I would love to have Cowher come to SD I think he is the perfect fit for a team that lacks discipline.




Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: December 25, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Did Bill Cowher already interview for the SD job?

The real culprit is AJ Smith.  He needs to be fired immediately.


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 6:16 pm
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Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: December 25, 2011 6:14 pm
 

Did Bill Cowher already interview for the SD job?

 I F*IN HOPE SO!


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