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Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (71) / 8/31/1946

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Jaguars owner Shad Khan said Tom Coughlin will "oversee all facets of the football organization."
This confirms reports Coughlin will have the "final say on everything" inside the organization. Despite getting an extension, it seems clear GM Dave Caldwell has lost a lot of power, but he should remain an important voice in personnel decisions. Caldwell has, at least on paper, done a good job acquiring talent to this point. Thu, Jan 12, 2017 10:08:00 AM

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According to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, new Jaguars Executive VP of Football Operations Tom Coughlin is expected to have the "final say on everything."

This means Coughlin will wield considerable power within the organization. It looks like GM Dave Caldwell, who agreed to a two-year extension on Monday, will be reporting to the former Giants and Jaguars head coach. There are moves to be made in Jacksonville, but overall the team has a solid foundation with impressive young talent on both sides of the football. Ultimately the biggest challenge for Jacksonville will be salvaging Blake Bortles, who took a major step back following a breakout 2015 campaign.
Mon, Jan 9, 2017 07:06:00 PM

Jaguars hired Tom Coughlin as Executive VP of Football Operations.

70-year-old Coughlin spent 2016 as the NFL's senior advisor to football operations. He will now become the Jaguars' overseer, possibly in a dumbed-down version of roles held by Mike Holmgren in Cleveland and Bill Parcells in Miami. GM Dave Caldwell was extended two years and seems likely to maintain most of the front-office power. Per CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the Jaguars are "very much centered on trying to salvage" Blake Bortles. The futures of Coughlin, Caldwell, and Doug Marrone all hinge greatly on the so-far-failed 2014 No. 3 overall pick.
Mon, Jan 9, 2017 04:47:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports ex-Giants coach Tom Coughlin is interviewing for the Jaguars' head-coaching vacancy on Wednesday.

Here. We. Go. It's the first head-coaching interview of the "offseason," even though we're still in Week 17. The Jaguars folded up shop after Week 15 when they canned Gus Bradley, and they're getting a jump-start on things. Coughlin, of course, was the first coach in Jaguars' history, leading the team from its 1995 inauguration through the 2002 season. He's since won two Super Bowls with the Giants before getting pushed out the door by the Giants after 2015. Coughlin is now 70 years old and has expressed a desire to return to the sideline. Long known as a hard-nosed coach who stresses discipline, he might be just what these young Jaguars need.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 03:51:00 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the "top candidates" for the Bills' head-coaching vacancy are Tom Coughlin, Lions DC Teryl Austin and in-house OC Anthony Lynn.

Cole's "report" is based on "people (owner) Terry Pegula talks to regularly." Coughlin has been strongly linked to the Jaguars, but turned 70 in August. It seems unlikely he ends up with either job.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 04:49:00 PM

Yahoo's Charles Robinson reports the Jaguars could hire Tom Coughlin as a team executive if they don't pursue him as a head coach.

Robinson said the Jaguars could hire him to be the team's vice president of football operations. GM Dave Caldwell mentioned Coughlin as a possible replacement for Gus Bradley earlier this week, though the team is also considering interim head coach Doug Marrone for that position. Coughlin served as Jacksonville's head coach for eight years before being let go after the 2002 season. He's currently a senior advisor in the league's football operations department.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 06:53:00 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell admits the team is "interested" in ex-Giants coach Tom Coughlin as it begins its coaching search.

Coughlin, of course, was the first head coach in Jaguars history. Per NFL Network's Mike Garofolo, the interest is reportedly mutual. Coughlin was fired by the Giants last offseason after three straight losing seasons. A disciplinarian, we wouldn't consider the 70-year-old Coughlin a particularly great candidate to revive Blake Bortles' moribund career. It's a reunion that would probably make more sense on paper than in practice.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 02:19:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Jaguars are interested in reuniting with Tom Coughlin.

Coughlin started his head coaching career in Jacksonville, leading the expansion Jaguars to four playoff berths in their first five seasons of existence. It is not clear what job the Jaguars would offer Coughlin, but it has seemed like the 70-year-old wants to continue coaching. If that is the case, it is unlikely he is willing to take on a job without a reliable starting quarterback no matter how good the roster is around him, although it might be his best opportunity to get back on the sidelines. That said, Coughlin's name is sure to come up a lot as the coaching carousel revs up to full speed.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 09:27:00 AM

Tom Coughlin's agent denied a report that his client met with Bills owners Kim and Terry Pegula.

The NFL, who Coughlin currently works for, denied the meeting as well. Rex Ryan probably bought himself more time with a surprising win over the Cardinals, but his seat is as hot as any. These reports should pop up all season.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 09:54:00 AM

MMQB's Peter King said Tom Coughlin "sounded very much like he’d like to coach next year."

This is not surprising considering Coughlin interviewed with both the 49ers and Eagles after "resigning" from the Giants, but he understands his age will be a concern. "It’ll take two to tango," Coughlin said. "The 70-year-old-man stuff will be a factor, and I’m sure they’ll know this would be a three- or four-year thing." Coughlin will certainly seek out opportunities next offseason, but it would be somewhat surprising if an organization decides to hitch its wagon to a 70-year-old coach.
Source: MMQB
Mon, May 16, 2016 10:45:00 AM

Tom Coughlin said he is not planning on taking a job with the Giants.

Giants co-owner John Mara has talked about bringing Coughlin back in something of a consulting role, but the veteran coach is understandably not interested after being forced out as head coach. "I really don't see how, once the decision was made," Coughlin said. "Move on, is what I think I'm saying." Coughlin flirted with a couple teams during the coaching carousel, but it looks like the 69-year-old will sit this season out.
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 09:42:00 AM

Former Giants coach Tom Coughlin admits the team forced him into his "resignation" after the season.

"Hey, do I agree with the move? Of course not," Coughlin said. "It hurts. It hurts. Former is not a good word. I don’t like the word but that’s the way it is." It was pretty clear in the days after Coughlin's announcement that he still had the itch to keep coaching, and that the resignation wasn't completely his idea. The 69-year-old still says he has a desire to be a head coach.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 09:02:00 AM

In a television interview, Tom Coughlin reiterated he is not retired.

"I'm not ret ... I don't like that word," Coughlin said. "I'm way too young for that." Coughlin added he is not handling being unemployed "very well." Giants co-owner John Mara said before the Super Bowl he would speak with Coughlin about a position with the organization. It sounds like the former coach would be open to a job.
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 12:25:00 PM

Giants co-owner John Mara said he plans to talk with Tom Coughlin about a position with the organization.

"He’s been away, but I do plan on talking," Mara said. "There’s still hope." Coughlin interviewed with the Eagles and 49ers after "resigning" from the Giants following the season. Coughlin reportedly could have landed the Eagles' job, but the majority of his staff is still under contract in New York. It is unclear if Coughlin would welcome a front office job with the team which basically forced him out of coaching a month ago.
Source: Newsday
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 12:48:00 PM

The New York Daily News' Gary Myers reports Tom Coughlin could have had the Eagles' job, but withdrew because "the core of his staff is under contract (in New York) and staying with Ben McAdoo."

It's probably a bitter pill to swallow for Coughlin, who wants to keep coaching at age 69, but isn't in position to assemble an entire staff on the fly. With the 49ers also off the board after hiring Chip Kelly, Coughlin could be out of luck for 2016.
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 02:55:00 PM