Former NFL coach Bill Cowher hints at returning to the sidelines
Former Pittsburgh Steelers football coach Bill Cowher speaks to a reporter Tuesday Sept. 4, 2007 in Los Angeles. (AP / Nick Ut)
Published Wednesday, January 9, 2013 8:46AM EST
NEW YORK - Bill Cowher has added a bit of intrigue to the NFL coaching carousel, telling Newsday he probably will return to the sideline at some point.
The 55-year-old Cowher coached the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1992-2006, winning a Super Bowl after the 2005 season. He is now a TV analyst for CBS.
He told the newspaper on Tuesday the challenge of returning to coaching after a long layoff is motivation for him to come back. But he said he hasn't been contacted by any of the five NFL teams hunting for a new head coach, and he isn't tempted by any of those opportunities either.
Cowher's career coaching record is 149-90-1. The Steelers went 8-8 in his final season.