Report: Tom Coughlin withdraws name from consideration for Eagles head coaching job

January 14th, 2016 by Sam Shipley | Filed under Eagles, Football, NFL.

 

Earlier this morning reports were coming out that the Eagles and former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin were potentially getting close on a deal. That has all changed now.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Coughlin has withdrawn his name from the Eagles head coaching search. Schefter states that it was “not the right fit”.

The news is kind of alarming for the Eagles because this is yet another candidate who has chosen not to take the head coaching job. ESPN’s Dan Graziano reports that he was told Coughlin had concerns about the Eagles job, including who the offensive coordinator would be.

In the last 24 hours the Eagles have had reportedly had their sights set on Ben McAdoo and Coughlin, both have decided not to take the job.

At this point the Eagles seem to be down to two candidates, Doug Pederson and Pat Shurmur. Before today Pederson seemed to be the potential leader in the race, with Shurmur as the dark horse.

It will be interesting to see if that is how this plays out, or if the Eagles bring in more candidates to interview as we go through the coming weeks as teams get eliminated from the playoffs.

 

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