Dan Marino: Bill Cowher Doesn’t Plan to Ever Return to Coaching
When discussing potential head coaching replacements in the NFL, one name that always seems to come up is Bill Cowher. When you consider the fact that he is a Super Bowl-winning coach, only 51 years old, and said he would likely return to coaching at the time of his retirement, it makes perfect sense. However, it is starting to sound like Cowher has no intention of making a return. Dan Marino, one of Cowher’s coworkers and friends, recently said he can’t envision Bill returning to the sidelines.
“I would love to see him be the Dolphins’ coach or if he wanted to coach again because that would be great for the NFL, but I don’t think his mind-set is that he wants to coach again,” Marino told Dolphins.com. “And he may change that over time now, but my feeling is that, you know, he’s a pretty straightforward … guy that tells the — kind of — the truth most of the time, I would say — or no, all the time — and he said on TV that he doesn’t have any plans of coming back, and I believe him.”
We have speculated in the past that Cowher may want to coach in Kansas City, San Diego, and New York, but none of those scenarios ever came to fruition. If Cowher did decide coaching was something he was interested in getting back into, he would have no problem finding a job. That being said, he knows all about the long hours and stress that come along with it. A known family man, it would make perfect sense for Cowher to be content with his CBS gig unless an offer comes along that he feels he can’t refuse.
Chest bump to NFL.com for passing the Marino interview along.