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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Giants announce they have hired Pat Shurmur as head coach

The New York Giants have officially announced the hiring of their next head coach.

On Monday, just one day after his Minnesota Vikings were blown out in the NFC Championship Game, Pat Shurmur signed his contract with Giants.

“I want to thank John Mara and Steve Tisch for giving me the opportunity to be the head coach of the New York Giants,” Shurmur said in a statement released by the team. “I am looking forward to getting to work with Dave Gettleman and Kevin Abrams and starting the process to once again build a championship team. I have been fortunate to work with many great coaches and players, and I am thankful for those relationships. I would like to thank my family and friends for their tremendous support.”

Shurmur, formerly the offensive coordinator in Minnesota, saw his season end on a sour note Sunday. The Vikings managed just seven points and turned the ball over three times, which allowed the Philadelphia Eagles to cruise to an easy win in the biggest game of the year.

Despite that, the Giants had already decided that Shurmur was their guy. There have been indications that they missed out on candidates they preferred more, but Shurmur’s hire has at least one star player in New York excited.



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