Cowher Will Talk to Jets About Coaching Job

Former Steelers coach considered after Mangini firing
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2008 5:15 PM CST
Former Pittsburgh Steelers football coach Bill Cowher speaks to a reporter Tuesday Sept. 4, 2007 in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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(Newser) – The New York Jets and former Steelers coach Bill Cowher have agreed to meet as early as this week to discuss the team's coaching vacancy, the Daily News reports. The Jets fired Eric Mangini following the team's late-season collapse and are prepared to offer big money and concessions to woo the Super Bowl winner away from his studio gig with CBS, the Post notes. One obstacle: Cowher may want to bring in his own personnel chief, a role now occupied by GM Mike Tannenbaum.