The Philadelphia Eagles lost out on New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, and now they might be expanding their search. Adam Schefter is reporting the team is returning to their interest in former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. The team confirmed on Monday that they already conducted an interview with him. Mike Garafolo is reporting the team spoke with Coughlin on Wednesday, and is expected to do so again on Thursday.
The Giants have already interviewed Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, and interim coach Pat Shurmur. The team cannot conduct a second interview with Pederson until after the Chiefs have been eliminated from the playoffs, or during the bye week if they reach the Super Bowl.
The 49ers interviewed Coughlin on Tuesday, and gave him a chance to vet their current assistants under contract on Monday. There seems to be serious interest, but there has also been some chatter that Coughlin would prefer to remain on the east coast close to his family. If Coughlin goes to the Eagles, or stays out of coaching this year, that leaves the 49ers without another significant candidate.