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A report claims Bill Cowher has already talked with the Chargers

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    A report claims Bill Cowher has already talked with the Chargers, despite Norv Turner not (yet?) getting fired.
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    Dec 24, 2011 - This is hard to buy right now -- the New York Post reports that the San Diego Chargers have already interviewed free agent head coach Bill Cowher. Yes, the Chargers still employ head coach Norv Turner, who still has a legitimate shot at bringing his team to the playoffs. And, yes, Bill Cowher has repeatedly said he won't be getting back into coaching at the moment, instead spending his Sundays with CBS.

    Here's exactly what the New York Post claims:

    I was told this week by an in-the-know source with intimate knowledge of the San Diego sports scene that Cowher already had "an interview'' with high-ranking people inside the Chargers organization who were gauging his interest and that he expressed his interest in the job should Norv Turner be fired.
    The Cowher-to-San-Diego calls may not be that crazy. If Turner is fired by the Chargers, a new GM could be on his way as well. So then you'd have a franchise that's A.) in a nice weather city and B.) already has a franchise quarterback and C.) needs a total house cleaning. That can be intriguing to some of the big name coaches, like Cowher.
    But Cowher has repeatedly stated that he does not want his name attached to a job that is currently held by someone else. He's been adamant about that. That's why I have trouble believing that he's already held an interview with San Diego.
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    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2011/12/24/2659216/bill-cowher-san-diego-chargers-head-coach
     
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  2. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I think it's quite believable for two reasons; norv turner remains on death row as far as playoffs are concerned. Because of that it should not be a surprise the chargers would start interviewing coaches that wre not currently employed. Imagine all the teams with fired coaches are doing that. In addition the rumor has been that cowher would bring a protege to work as gm. As such it would mean that two deals would have to be worked on almost at the same time and getting one done is a requirement of getting the other done.
     
  3. rickochey

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    I am sure it happened. With KC and Miami looking for a HC I am sure Dean wants to move forward without disrupting his team.
     
  4. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    Eh...not my first or even 2nd choice, but still an upgrade.
     
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  5. FCBolt

    FCBolt Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure Dean and Co. have talked to a few HC prospects.
    #notnews
     
  6. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    All BC has ever said about next year is about coaching... Im still holding out that if Norv and AJ are a package departure deal, that BC will GM over here. He didnt say nothing about not GMing a team next year...
     
  7. FCBolt

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    "Not having my name attached to a job held by another HC" isn't the same as not having conversations with an owner.
    Not sure why the author of that piece is confusing the two.

    I'd bet Cowher is in play for the HC job here.
     
  8. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    sdutChargers S.D. U-T Chargers

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and contradict an old pro ... but I'm assured Chargers didn't interview Bill Cowher [​IMG]nyp.st/sFGDRC
     
  9. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    sdutChargers S.D. U-T Chargers

    RT @djsnyder12: @sdutChargers Do u think vjax will gut it out & play?>He gutted it out earlier this season. Never saw them as unsure as now.
     
  10. Dublin Bolt

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    I say BS. (and I still don't want Cowher)
     
  11. FCBolt

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    Chargers never misinform Acee
     
  12. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    If folks hated Marty ball, Cowher ball ain't much different. It don't make right much sense to me.
     
  13. FCBolt

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    Agree. Doesn't mean they won't talk to him though.
     
  14. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    If Dean has talked with Cowher or anyone else for that matter, that would go against his own self proclaimed grain.
     
  15. FCBolt

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    What's his self-proclaimed grain?
     
  16. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    He waits to evaluate after the season has concluded.
     
  17. FCBolt

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    Dean isn't that stupid. If you're going to be hiring a HC, you've gotta get on it before then.
     
  18. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I don't know the man personally, it's just what I've read about him.
     
  19. SDRaiderH8er

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    its real hard to interview someone with the seaon still going! And there are not too many people that will come in for interview with the Head Coach STILL there.
     
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    I want Cowher here. When he was at Pittsburgh, every time you played them you knew you were in for a fight. Also almost every year Pittsburgh was thrown into the Super Bowl hunt, and they won it!
     
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    Two options; he spoke with someone from bolts or not. If latter it's bs top to bottom but for what purpose? Show fan base that it cares and will make changes? If former could he have spoken with member who has ear of dean - maybe John spanos?
     
  22. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    From the LA Times:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/12/san-diego-chargers-bill-cowher-interview.html


     
  23. Lancer 1

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    If AJ is let go, I’d like to see a guy like Bill Cowher replace him, with Jeff Fisher hired as the new Head Coach…:tup:
     
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  24. FCBolt

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    I didn't assume from the story that it was an in-person interview. Nor do I now.
    In fact, as the story reports it, it is a very believable scenario: "I was told this week by an in-the-know source with intimate knowledge of the San Diego sports scene that Cowher already had "an interview'' with high-ranking people inside the Chargers organization who were gauging his interest and that he expressed his interest in the job should Norv Turner be fired."
     
  25. Blue Bolt

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    The interview got off to a shaking start, but finally, they explained to Cowher exactly how Skype worked. ;)
     
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  26. FCBolt

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    Did Fisher call in from the Further tour to help him out with that? ;)
     
  27. Buck Melanoma

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    OK now maybe I do want Fisher. :abq2:
     
  28. Concudan

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    Fisher was talking to Norv before the Lions game yesterday.... Collusion?
     
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