Coughlin on Departure From Giants: “Former Is Not a Good Word”

Tom Coughlin resigned as head coach of the Giants on January 4

On January 4, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin resigned after 12 seasons with the team, in a move that was widely viewed as ownership pushing the head coach out the door.

Not surprisingly, that view was pretty much right-on.

In an appearance on the Jay Mohr Show on Fox Sports Radio this week, Coughlin confirmed that he didn’t want to go anywhere after the 2015 season—that, if he had his way, he wouldn’t be “former” head coach of the New York Giants just yet.

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Hey, do I agree with the move? Of course not,” Coughlin said, per the New York Daily News. “It hurts. It hurts. Former is not a good word. I don’t like the word but that’s the way it is.”

The last we heard from Coughlin, he was in talks with the Philadelphia Eagles to become their next head coach, but ultimately pulled his name from consideration.

“It did not materialize,” Coughlin said. “I enjoyed going down to talk to the Eagles and Jeffrey Lurie, their owner, but soon after it just felt it wasn’t going to work.”

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