Every year when a head coach is fired, there is one name that is always kicked around almost as an afterthought. Year after year Bill Cowher’s name is thrown into NFL coaching searches, even if he hasn’t himself shown any interest. But now, Cowher is showing an interest an has stated that he hopes he will return to coaching eventually.
Cowher was recently interviewed by Newsday, and when asked if he can ever see himself coaching again, Cowher replied with a simple and quick, “yes”. THe issue was then quickly raised as to how Cowher’s time away from the game will effect his ability to return to a head coaching position and rule he way he did for so many years in Pittsburgh.
“I think it’s a non-issue,” Cowher said. “I did it for 27 years. You don’t just forget things overnight. One thing about this job is it’s been really good because it allows me to study the game and do features on the game. I want to know what I’m talking about so I’m watching tape. It’s not like I’m out of it. I know how the game is changing.”
Cowher retired from the NFL a year after winning his first ever Super Bowl in 2006. ending a 15 year run as the Steelers head coach. Cowher is one of only a few successful NFL head coaches to have ever only been the head coach of a single franchise, but that’s not going to stop him from returning somewhere else.
Cowher has earned the right to get any job he wants, from a top college job to an NFL job, the only question is by returning will he ruin his legacy or follow in Dick Vermeil’s footsteps and further secure his status as a legend the second time around?