Giants coaching rumors: Mike Sullivan to interview for OC position

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

New York could bring back a familiar face for its vacant offensive coordinator job.

The New York Giants are planning to interview former Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan for their vacant job, according to

Sullivan and the Giants know each other well from his seven years experience in New York. He served as wide receiver and quarterback coach for the team, before leaving in 2012 to join Greg Schiano as offensive coordinator in Tampa Bay.

Long-standing coordinator Kevin Gilbride retired earlier this month, necessitating a search for his replacement. Sullivan was in the running for several head coaching jobs following a 7-9 season with the Buccaneers in 2012, but ultimately returned to the organization for Schiano's final year.

Sullivan is a rare coach with experience on both sides of the ball. A defensive back in his playing days, he coached linebackers and secondary at Army before making the jump to the NFL, where he started as a quality control assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars. His career took a turn at this point, and Sullivan began focusing on offense before eventually winding up in New York.

More from SB Nation NFL

SB Nation's 2014 NFL playoff coverage and brackets

NFL playoffs: Expert picks for the Divisional round | Ref assignments

NFL mock draft: Teddy Bridgewater is (almost) everyone's No. 1 pick

Dennis Allen returning to Raiders, says Mark Davis

Should the Bears cut Julius Peppers? | Jeff Ireland, Dolphins part ways

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.