EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The New York Giants are ready to hand the reins to a disciplinarian that turned them down 10 years ago.
Coughlin went to New York Monday for a second interview with Giants General Manager Ernie Accorsi and Vice President John Mara. According to numerous reports, Coughlin was offered a four-year contract that needs to be finalized.
Coughlin was the Giants' wide receivers coach under Bill Parcells from 1988-90 and was offered the head coaching job in 1994. But Coughlin decided to stay at Boston College before becoming the first coach of the expansion Jaguars in 1995.
Coughlin posted a 72-64 record in eight years with the Jaguars, leading the club to the AFC championship game in 1996 -- the team's second year in the league -- and in 1999. Overall, Coughlin led the Jaguars to four playoff appearances. But with increasing salary cap problems, the Jaguars went 19-29 in Coughlin's last three seasons.