Cowher Won't Be Coaching Anywhere in '09

As far as we can tell, here’s how the Bill Cowher rumor mill has churned over the last 24 hours. Yesterday evening, he agreed to talk to the Jets. This morning, ESPN’s John Clayton reported that Cowher will not coach in New York because of GM Mike Tannenbaum would still have full personnel control. This was then refuted a few hours later by Clayton’s colleague Chris Mortensen, who claimed that the Jets would do anything, including replacing Tannenbaum as GM, to hire Cowher, thus The Chin was still interested. ↵

↵All of this is for naught, however, if we’re to believe NFL Network Adam Schefter, who seems to be ready to stake his reputation on what he is calling “facts”: ↵

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↵⇥No matter what anyone says, Bill Cowher is not going to be the New York Jets next head coach. If he talks to them -- which is a possibility simple [sic] for the fact that he is smart enough never to big time anybody -- it is to do nothing more than to inform them that he is not interested in the New York coaching job in 2009 nor any other head coaching job at this time and he respect [sic] the job the Jets do. ... ↵⇥

↵⇥Cowher’s not coming back. Not for the 2009 season. Put that in headlines [ed. note: as you requested, sir]. ↵⇥

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↵There you have it, Jets fans. No Cowher for you. Although Herm Edwards should be available any day now.
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↵UPDATE: Speaking of Schefter and coaches, he is now reporting that Mike Shanahan has been fired by the Bronces. No one is safe!
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↵(Via PFT)↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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