Jan 29, 2013, New Orleans, LA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers former coach Bill Cowher at CBS sports Super Bowl XLVII press conference at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Bill Cowher says coaching in the near future in the NFL is 'highly unlikely'

Every year following the end of the NFL regular season and the bottom-of-the-barrel teams in the league show their head coaches the door, one name consistently pops up as a possible replacement.

Bill Cowher.

This is not surprising one bit given the success that Cowher enjoyed during a lengthy run with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 16 seasons in the Steel City as the face of one of the more recognizable franchises in all of sports, Cowher led the team to the playoffs multiple times, including two Super Bowl appearances, winning his trip to Super Bowl XL against the Seattle Seahawks with a second-year quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger.

So yes, naturally, Cowher is going to be brought up as a possible candidate to to fill the voids left by these ousted coaches.

But, in speaking to CBS This Morning on Saturday, Cowher reiterated that while he does possibly see himself coaching an NFL team some time in the future, it’ll be in the distant future rather than the near.

“I’ve never closed the door,” Cowher said. “But it’s highly unlikely any time in the near future you’ll see me coach.”

Of all the openings that have come about this past week, the one job that Cowher has been tied to the most is the one open for the Washington Redskins, and Cowher also shot that down as a possibility as well, further reiterating his previous point.

“There’s nothing to that. I was never contacted by the Washington Redskins,” Cowher said.

Anything can happen, but you have to admit, Cowher has stuck to his word since leaving the game after 2006. A lot of folks thought that he would have been back by now, but he hasn’t resurfaced.

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