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tony hipchest
03-02-2006, 10:01 AM
he really sounded like a 1st year head coach who is ready to forge his legacy. it almost sounds like a rebirth for him and his career. he mentionned how he is still learning and how he learns more and more every year. then he said how much he has learned from belichick and watching what the patriots have done and the opportunity for the steelers to do the same excites him. he talked about how much he respects and admires belichick, parcells, shottenheimer, and gibbs. when asked if he is feeling the pressure of repeating he said he is really looking forward to it. that they are so used to dealing with adversity, its a new challenge to see how they will deal with success. he said how much it meant to him to win it for dan rooney who now stands alone without the cheif, and for this new generation of steelerfans who only heard about the great 70's from their parents. john riggins commented on his humility.

i dont think hes going anywhere any time soon. this definitely didnt sound like a coach who was burning out. this sounded like a man who has the fire and the drive and the desire to make the rooneys the proudest owners in the business. im sure they already are just like us fans are the proudest right now.

Atlanta Dan
03-02-2006, 10:15 AM
That is great to hear.

I still can't figure out why he will agree to live apart from his family six months of the year (which is obviously none of my business) unless he effectively lives and breathes football during the season and "off season" Bill Cowher is the only Cowher his wife wants to be around.

melroseplace
03-02-2006, 10:24 AM
what really doesn't make sense to me is why they would move their daughter for her senior year. you think she'd want to graduate with all her friends. my only thought is maybe one of Kaye's relatives (mom, dad) is sick and she wants to be with them. just a thought

Livinginthe past
03-02-2006, 11:39 AM
Yeah, I dont think so either.

He has worked long and hard for the big breakthrough in his coaching career just to throw it away again.

These rumors of him leaving.....they are based purely on his acquisition of a property outside Pittsburgh?

Is that correct?

NM

tony hipchest
03-02-2006, 12:01 PM
Yeah, I dont think so either.

He has worked long and hard for the big breakthrough in his coaching career just to throw it away again.

These rumors of him leaving.....they are based purely on his acquisition of a property outside Pittsburgh?

Is that correct?

NM

from what i can tell. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06061/663413.stm

this states that he bought the house during the steelers bye week (week 5 maybe) and him and his wife have been planning on buying a house there for several years. just so happened they got the deal done the year he won the sb. initially i got the impression he went out and bought it this week. this is an area they really want to live at. why wait 5-10-15 years when the property value could tripple or quadruple? he probably has the 2.5 mil sitting there in a bank barely earning him anything.

BB2W
03-02-2006, 12:15 PM
It's great to see the change in Cowher's demeanor... he smiles alot more and his body language seems to have changed. You know a large weight has been lifted off his shoulders with that Superbowl win. He seems alot happier, and I'm happy for him.

I actually think he has more years left in coaching after the championship... I wonder how many more seasons he could have lived with the lable of a coach that always comes up short. I don't think he would have stayed in Pittsburgh too much longer without a championship.

Atlanta Dan
03-02-2006, 12:20 PM
The apparent deal is the Cowhers closed on the house during the bye week last season (LITP - maybe another loss to the Patriots had Cowher contemplating retirement :)

The Cowhers have 3 daughters; one at Princeton, one that will graduate from Fox Chapel this year, and the third daughter that is in the 9th grade.

Today's P-G states the youngest daughter has told friends she will be moving to North Carolina soon (I have visions of Bouchette and Dulac from the P-G interviewing ninth graders in the school cafeteria), which is corroborated by the story in the Trib-Review that the youngest daughter is visiting a private school in suburban Raleigh this week.

So if they move this summer, the youngest daughter and Ms. Cowher will be in Raleigh during the season starting this fall since the daughter will be enrolled in 10th grade there.

People do a lot of things for their careers in terms of commuter marriages, but moving to a new house in another city and setting up a commuter marriage (rather than the usual deal where one spouse gets a new job in a new city and needs to live there) seems unusual.

Livinginthe past
03-02-2006, 01:06 PM
The apparent deal is the Cowhers closed on the house during the bye week last season (LITP - maybe another loss to the Patriots had Cowher contemplating retirement :)

The Cowhers have 3 daughters; one at Princeton, one that will graduate from Fox Chapel this year, and the third daughter that is in the 9th grade.

Today's P-G states the youngest daughter has told friends she will be moving to North Carolina soon (I have visions of Bouchette and Dulac from the P-G interviewing ninth graders in the school cafeteria), which is corroborated by the story in the Trib-Review that the youngest daughter is visiting a private school in suburban Raleigh this week.

So if they move this summer, the youngest daughter and Ms. Cowher will be in Raleigh during the season starting this fall since the daughter will be enrolled in 10th grade there.

People do a lot of things for their careers in terms of commuter marriages, but moving to a new house in another city and setting up a commuter marriage (rather than the usual deal where one spouse gets a new job in a new city and needs to live there) seems unusual.

If all that proves to be correct then that would be a large strain on a marriage.

Maybe Whisenhunt stayed because he was told he would be HC in a year or two?

If Cowher does retire sometime soon then I guess we have had two feel-good stories wrapped into one this year:

Bettis winning his first SB in his last year.

Cowher breaking his duck and doing the same after 14 years coaching.

NM

Ambridge
03-02-2006, 04:40 PM
from what i can tell. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06061/663413.stm

this states that he bought the house during the steelers bye week (week 5 maybe) and him and his wife have been planning on buying a house there for several years. just so happened they got the deal done the year he won the sb. initially i got the impression he went out and bought it this week. this is an area they really want to live at. why wait 5-10-15 years when the property value could tripple or quadruple? he probably has the 2.5 mil sitting there in a bank barely earning him anything.

That's what I was thinking as well.
Maybe that's his dream retirement home and it was the perfect timing to go ahead and make the purchase now before the real estate value starts to skyrocket.

hardwork
03-02-2006, 06:26 PM
It's great to see the change in Cowher's demeanor... he smiles alot more and his body language seems to have changed. You know a large weight has been lifted off his shoulders with that Superbowl win. He seems alot happier, and I'm happy for him.

I actually think he has more years left in coaching after the championship...


I noticed what I thought was a change in him before last season started. Maybe the 15 and 1 season brought him around. Or the fact that he and the team were able to do that. Anyway, I can't imagine him leaving now, he's so young.

OX1947
03-02-2006, 06:42 PM
I hate talking about players and coaches personal stuff but could it be a situation between Cowher and his wife? I heard a rumor a few years back about Cowher having an extra martial situation. I do not know if it was true but it looked like everytime I saw him and his wife, it was an akward situation. Maybe Im looking into it too much because of the rumor, but thats the only thing I could come up with.

Stlrs4Life
03-02-2006, 08:20 PM
Yeah, I dont think so either.

He has worked long and hard for the big breakthrough in his coaching career just to throw it away again.

These rumors of him leaving.....they are based purely on his acquisition of a property outside Pittsburgh?

Is that correct?

NM


Yeah, and it's the nedia starting all the crap.