Current CBS analyst and former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher wants to return to coaching in the NFL. The Super Bowl winning head coach has been linked to several coaching vacancies in recent years, but he chose to remain in broadcasting. Now, after six years away from the game, Cowher believes he’d like to return to the coaching ranks.
Speaking to Newsday, Cowher said “Yes” when asked about if he had a desire to return to the sidelines. When asked about whether the game has evolved during his absence, Cowher replied,”I think it’s a non-issue. I did it for 27 years. You just don’t forget things overnight. One thing about this job (CBS) is it’s been really good because it allows me to study the game and do features on the game.”
Cowher is not put a timetable on a potential return to the game however. He did not state whether he wants to return this year or next. There are currently five coaching vacancies in the NFL.
There is currently another former Super Bowl winning head coach that is working in television that wants to return to the sidelines as well, Jon Gruden. Gruden has acknowledged that teams have contacted him this offseason but he has made no official visits or had any interviews with teams as of yet. In fact, Grueden’s brother Jay has received more interest, reportedly scheduling meetings with the Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles.