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Tom Coughlin to Talk to Eagles

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As reported by Mike Garafalo of FOX Sports, the Philadelphia Eagles will talk with former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin about their own head coaching vacancy. Because Coughlin technically resigned, with a year remaining on his contract, instead of being fired, the Giants still have the rights to allow or deny Coughlin the opportunity to interview with other teams. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that the Giants have offered Coughlin a position in their front office, while Coughlin himself would prefer to coach.

Coughlin has been a head coach in the league for 20 of the last 21 seasons. He spent twelve seasons with the Giants, compiling a 102-90 record and a surprising 8-3 record in the playoffs. Aside from their two Super Bowl-winning seasons, in 2007 and 2011, the Giants did not win a single playoff game under Coughlin.

Before coaching with the Giants, Coughlin was also the coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars for the first eight seasons of the franchise’s existence, from 1995-2002. After an initial 4-12 season, Coughlin led the Jaguars to four consecutive winning seasons, ending his tenure with a 68-60 record. Coughlin is currently 69 years old.

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