Former Boston College coach Tom Coughlin, who steered BC to records of 4-7, 8-3-1 and 9-3 from 1991-1993 and remains fondly remembered by Eagles fans as one of the best coaches in program history, is considering a comeback to the coaching ranks in 2017, according to an article on ESPN.com today.
Coughlin just recently wrapped up a long and successful tenure with the New York Giants, but now enters the 2016 season without a head coaching gig for the first time in decades.
This leads to two questions I'd posit to the BC community:
-We're pretty much all fans of TC here - where do we want to see him go from here? Do you think he can still win big at the NFL level?
-Let's go ahead and throw this out there: say Coughlin was interested in working with BC in some capacity, either as a consultant or on the staff (...or, as head coach, should things go south this year...) - what would you think of that?
According to the article, Coughlin has dedicated more time recently to a pursuit of interest to BC fans: he is heavily involved in the Jay Fund, which Coughlin started in honor of former BC football Jay McGillis, who died from leukemia. The annual BC spring game is named in McGillis' honor.