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Who Takes over when Coughlin Retires?

BigBlueDownTheShore : 7/17/2013 9:48 am
We all know that somewhere in the near future, Coughlin is going to retire and that the Giants like to promote from within/ hire people who have been with the organization before. That being said here are my top choices:

1) Sean Payton- Yes he has a bad rap for the whole Bounty Gate, thing, but I would love to see Eli play in his offensive system, and he is one of the most successful coaches that has previously worked for the Giants.

2) John Fox- He has been to a Superbowl, and has a fairly decent record as a head coach. Most importantly, he would bring toughness back to our defense which we all would love to see.

3) Mike Sullivan- He is a rising star in the league, and is running a similar offense in Tampa, so there would be less of a transition if he took over.
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Really a stupid question  
GMANinDC : 7/17/2013 10:44 am : link
because we have no idea when he is going to retire and who will be available..

It' simple to start naming ex-coaches or other associated with the Giants. How about looking outside?
By the time Cowher chooses to return  
JonC : 7/17/2013 10:46 am : link
he'll have a learning curve to tackle, given how long he's been out of coaching.

On that list, only Sullivan makes sense but it's hard to say now who will be available or when TC will actually retire.
In a city and league where there are few secrets...  
sr267 : 7/17/2013 10:46 am : link
it amazes me that this is one that no one has a true read on. It seems like Coughlin has told no one what his plans are, or if he has, they ain't talking.

jayg5 : 7/17/2013 10:49 am : link
For awhile I have thought Shaw would be a good choice as well. I would like to see how he does at Stanford for a couple more years however without Harbaughs recruits.
I'm more interested in  
bob in tx : 7/17/2013 10:54 am : link
knowing who the next DC will be.
The reason there are no "clues"  
robbieballs2003 : 7/17/2013 10:54 am : link
Is because TC has no plans to retire. It is that simple. The only reason this constantly comes up is because of his age. My response to that is you are only as old as you feel and he is younger than most 40 year olds. It is not in his DNA to retire. What the hell is he going to do? He already said, if I am not mistaken, that he would not want a management job in the NFL. If that is the case then where is he going to go? The only thing that could pry him from football is maybe doing something to promote the sport and/or charity work. He needs to stay active in football. If he was 50 nobody would be talking about him retiring because he has never given any signs of retirement.
didn't we run Sullivan out of town???  
gtt350 : 7/17/2013 11:00 am : link
how about Schiano? talk about a web site exploding  
gtt350 : 7/17/2013 11:01 am : link
Though I don't see Coughlin goig anywhere any time soon  
sjnyfan : 7/17/2013 11:03 am : link
3 coaches I'd like are:

Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin
Stanford's David Shaw
Vanderbilt's James Franklin
Good point, jay.  
bceagle05 : 7/17/2013 11:03 am : link
I think Reese will want a fresh face, which is why I'd rule out the Cowhers and Grudens of the world. I think he'd go for a younger guy he could work with for a long period of time.
Knineteen : 7/17/2013 11:07 am : link
One more bad season and there will be calls for his head. Not that I'm advocating it but this is still NY...
I don't even want to think about this.  
Curtis in VA : 7/17/2013 11:07 am : link
I just hope we hire a fresh face  
David in LA : 7/17/2013 11:12 am : link
instead of a retread just because he has a name. Out of the names I've seen, I'd want Sullivan to come back.
Wasn't Coughlin kind of a retread  
Curtis in VA : 7/17/2013 11:13 am : link
when they hired him? ;-)
PaulN : 7/17/2013 11:19 am : link
Mara said I am a lock.
If it's 2016 or later as possibility from the college ranks  
njm : 7/17/2013 11:26 am : link
Bill O'Brian from Penn State. That he kept the program from imploding over the last 18 months is very impressive.
arcarsenal : 7/17/2013 11:31 am : link

Been saying it for years  
G-MEN-IN-MIAMI : 7/17/2013 11:44 am : link
that Bill Belichick will return at some point and finish his coaching career with the New York Giants. Have NO IDEA how & when it's going to play out but I think he makes his return at some point. Just my opinion!
enough with the Cowher crap. He's out too long already  
Victor in CT : 7/17/2013 11:46 am : link
and his teams gagged in the playoffs too many times.
Who doesn't love a redemption story?  
Bluenatic : 7/17/2013 11:52 am : link
I Would put money on it being Gilbride  
JFIB : 7/17/2013 11:53 am : link
If Eli is still the starting QB when TC calls it quits, I would be shocked if they didn't hand the whistle to Gilbride. I think they probably wouldn't want to change the system up on Eli unless by the time this rolls around, the offense is no longer effective.
If Eli is still the starting QB when Coughlin quits.  
Curtis in VA : 7/17/2013 11:58 am : link
To me it makes more sense to keep Gilbride as OC. Don't mess with that relationship.
I think they follow a similar path  
UberAlias : 7/17/2013 12:00 pm : link
To what the Steelers did when Cowher retired, especially if Eli is still the starting QB. Sullivan makes the most sense of the names mentioned. Gilbride Jr. I could also see, if he shines.
Dave : 7/17/2013 12:03 pm : link
can you delete that please
mrvax : 7/17/2013 12:08 pm : link
just may flourish under a different command. He certainly has a lot of experience and football smarts. Plus, he can be the emergency 3rd QB.
snumber6 : 7/17/2013 12:22 pm : link
if he wants to win another Super Bowl
As much as we all don't want to think about it, I  
jayg5 : 7/17/2013 12:30 pm : link
am interested to see how Reese goes about it and of course who his choice would be. I am a fan of Reese but I can't say he's one of the best just because he has never had to choose a Head Coach, or draft a QB. Everything else Reese has done has been well above average with two Super Bowl titles to show for it but let's be honest and fair in saying he hasn't had to make a decision of hiring a head coach and maybe even more importantly drafting a franchise qb.
I'm thinking both  
Yalebowl_Ribs : 7/17/2013 12:35 pm : link
manning & coughlin go out at the same time.

My guess would be four or five years and one more super bowl win.

By that time some new name coach might be the man , as far as Spitter goes the man takes forever to mold a team, no thanks.
Simms : 7/17/2013 12:35 pm : link
I forget his name, but the current of Stanford I think will get a look see.
I think it depends on where  
Enzo : 7/17/2013 12:46 pm : link
we are at the QB position. If say TC retires in 3 years and Eli is still in his prime, then I think they bring in a big name like Cowher. If for some reason we're in a rebuilding mode, then they might be more likely to go with a younger/less experienced guy.
I'd be good with Fewell  
nomad1986 : 7/17/2013 12:47 pm : link
within two years we'd have a top 3 pick and could be like the Colts or Redskins as long as we're lucky enough to have a Luck or RG3 coming out that year.

As far as the current coach goes he's going to ride #10, his ticket to the hall of fame, as long as the Giants let him. The minute #10 is gone there will be a new Head Coach for the Giants.
TC : 7/17/2013 12:49 pm : link
Get him a good DC and some position coaches, and he's good to go!
John Mara doesn't...  
JB in NJ : 7/17/2013 1:03 pm : link
stick his nose into things very often, but I don't think the next HC is going to be solely up to Reese.
How about Accorsie's first  
barens : 7/17/2013 1:36 pm : link
choice, Nick Saban?

Realistically, it's going to be Gilbride or Fewell, and then all hell will break loose on BBI.
Saban has the life in Alabama  
jayg5 : 7/17/2013 2:18 pm : link
but if he wins yet another National Title what else does he have to prove in College? As a Giants fan I would absolutely love for Saban to be the next head coach.
NYBEN : 7/17/2013 2:46 pm : link never know
oldog : 7/17/2013 4:18 pm : link
Harbaugh Brothers.
DeWayne Walker!  
Milton : 7/17/2013 4:37 pm : link
Be prepared to shudder  
Giants181 : 7/17/2013 5:37 pm : link
If Coughlin retires and the season ends in positive fashion, the reigns are going to be handed over to Kevin Gilbride to maintain continuity.

The only way this will not happen is if during the year or two Coughlin has left, the tires fall completely off.
Amazingly enough  
mattnyg05 : 7/17/2013 5:43 pm : link
as shitty as I feel Fewell is as a DC, I really think he has a lot of good head coach qualities. I think he can take the heat from the media, I do think he can fire his players up (despite the diarrhea sandwich we saw on defense last year) and I believe that free of his responsibilities to specifically gameplan he might be a decent candidate.
Bill Parcells  
TheBigBlueOne : 7/17/2013 9:17 pm : link
I think it's also kind of a decision tree...  
JB in NJ : 7/17/2013 9:37 pm : link
Before they even get to candidates, I think the decision first needs to be made on whether or not they want to stay witin the organization or look outside. I agree with the notion that kicking Fewell upstairs into the HC spot could actually work out for the best.

I just have a feeling that if they look outside, it's going to be Cowher. I think Sullivan could be a candidate if Tampa's O takes off.

It also wouldn't shock me if Belichick wound up back here to finish out his career.
I don't think Gilbride  
snumber6 : 7/17/2013 10:41 pm : link
just because a hooker can give good head doesn't mean she can run a brothel ...
Tark10 : 7/18/2013 8:42 am : link
This organization always promoted from within years ago. That led to long term failure. If Belicheck gets run out of N.E... maybe..
Why on earth do people think they'd turn over the franchise to  
Ten Ton Hammer : 7/18/2013 8:59 am : link

That might be something Wellington might do, but not Reese/Mara.
Hopefully its some new  
AnishPatel : 7/18/2013 9:10 am : link
offensive minded coach that can create a good system for us .
Gilbride can't even get a real look from a decent DI school at this  
Riggies : 7/18/2013 9:46 am : link
point, despite being a 2x-SB winning OC and being pretty openly desperate for another shot at head coaching.

There's not a chance in hell he's ever going to HC the Giants. As much as the thought sickens me, even Fewell has a significantly better chance at the job post-Coughlin (not that he has much of one himself, hopefully).
I sure hope  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 7/18/2013 1:03 pm : link
that Fewell is not the next head coach. I can't stand him.
Lovie Smith  
Bingo : 7/19/2013 5:53 pm : link
Jim Tomsula  
Mike in NY : 7/19/2013 6:03 pm : link
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