I'm not ret … I don't like that word. I'm way too young for that.
This is the first offseason in which Coughlin hasn’t had a team since 2003. He said he is not adjusting easily to a potential life after coaching.
It's a very difficult thing, I don't care who you are, or how long you've been doing it. I've been doing it a long time, so you get yourself into the rhythm. whole life, the calendar of your life is based on football, about the seasons, whether it's in-season or out of season. You have a schedule that you follow. So there's some adjusting for me to make.
Coughlin was the head coach of the Giants from 2004-2015 and led them to victories in Super owl XLII and XLVI. Before that, he was head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars for their first eight seasons in existence (1995-2002). He turned that franchise expansion into an AFC Championship contender in just a couple years, bolstering what very well may be a Hall of Fame resume.
The Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers expressed interest in Coughlin for their head-coaching vacancies last month, but both teams ended up hiring different candidates for the job. Perhaps the tireless coach will resurface elsewhere in the future.