Young, Coughlin to discuss Giants coaching job

January 04, 1993|By Newsday

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- If general manager George Young and Tom Coughlin can come to what appears to be an inevitable agreement, the New York Giants' search for a new coach could be over this week.

It is believed Young and the Boston College coach were to meet formally for the first time today at an undisclosed location to discuss the vacancy created when Ray Handley was fired last Wednesday. Though neither Young nor Coughlin could be reached yesterday for confirmation, a television report said such a meeting was planned.

Coughlin is scheduled to speak at a college coaches convention in Atlanta today. It is unknown whether Young will travel to Atlanta or meet Coughlin at another site.

"I just have to be very, very flattered and honored to be one of the candidates," Coughlin said Saturday. "And if it's serious, I have to spend some time thinking about it."

He admitted there already has been unofficial contact from a Giants' intermediary. "I haven't spoken to anybody [officially] yet," Coughlin said. "Just put it that way."

"My gut feeling is that it's going to be Coughlin," said a source familiar with the Giants' thinking.

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