Bill Cowher denies interest in returning to coaching

Friday January 2nd, 2015

Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher said on Friday that he does not have interest in leaving his job as a CBS broadcaster to return to coaching.

Speaking to Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Cowher acknowledged that he enjoys his chances to return to the sidelines in his current capacity as a broadcaster, but said he's not looking to get back into coaching.

"It was great this year to be on the sidelines for some of the Thursday games, you get to be up close to it," Cowher said if he still feels the "itch" to coach again. "You see the officials, you see some of the assistant coaches, you see them and it gets your blood going, but no, I'm in a really good place. I really enjoy my job at CBS. I'm enjoying all the involvement with that and Thursday football, so it's good. I'm in a good place. You're not going to see me on the sidelines. I enjoy it, you miss it, but not enough to get back.

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Cowher was part of CBS' Thursday Night Football crew with James Brown and NFL Network's Deion Sanders.

Since retiring in 2006, Cowher has been linked to coaching jobs in almost every subsequent offseason. In his 15 seasons with the Steelers, Cowher went 149-90-1, winning Super Bowl XL following the 2005 season and making a total of 10 postseason appearances. The Steelers also reached Super Bowl XXX following the 1995 season, but lost to the Dallas Cowboys.

The Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers are the NFL teams currently without a head coach. The Oakland Raiders have also yet to remove the interim tag from Tony Sparano, who replaced Dennis Allen after he was fired in September.

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