New York Giants promote Ben McAdoo to head coach

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Report: Giants to hire Ben McAdoo as head coach
Thursday January 14th, 2016

Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo will be the team’s new head coach and will replace Tom Coughlin, the team announced on Thursday.

McAdoo joined the Giants in 2014 after having served time as an assistant with the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints. he has no previous NFL head coaching experience.

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McAdoo met with Coughlin on Monday after interviewing with the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday. The Eagles are also looking for a replacement for former head coach Chip Kelly.

Doug Marrone, Mike Smith and Steve Spagnuolo were also considered for the job. Multiple reports indicate Spagnuolo will remain with the team as defensive coordinator.

McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese will collaborate with the team’s personnel departments in reshaping the Giants’ roster, according to a press release from the team.

The Giants missed the playoffs for the fourth straight season after finishing the season with a 6–10 record. Coughlin stepped down from his post on Jan. 4 after having won two Super Bowls and three NFC East division titles in his time with the Giants. His teams went a combined 102–90.

- Christopher Chavez

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