Bill Cowher still interested in coaching; is he waiting for New York?

Bill Cowher has not coached in the NFL since his Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl in the 2005-06 season.

The former hallmark on the Steelers’ sidelines and current analyst for the NFL on CBS, now 55, told Newsday (N.Y.) he plans on returning to the NFL at some point.

Cowher has been out of the game for seven years, and for the most part had been rumored to jobs every off-season. This season seemingly was the exception.

In the past, Cowher has been connected to the head coaching gig in New York with the Jets and Giants, as well as in Carolina where he resides.

He told Newsday none of the five NFL teams with coaching vacancies have contacted him, nor is he interested by those jobs.

Cowher’s desire to the return to the sidelines begs the question of which job “The Chin” is waiting for.

Next year, some coaches who could be on the heat seat or let go from their current positions are Tom Coughlin (New York Giants), Rex Ryan (New York Jets), Ron Rivera (Carolina Panthers) and Jason Garrett (Dallas Cowboys).

Those are the usual suspects when it comes to a high-profile coach like Cowher. Other potential openings may include Detroit and Tennessee.

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