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Atlanta Dan
03-18-2006, 08:29 AM
Attached is a link on the Cowher family's upcoming move to NC.

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher said Friday that while he definitely will return to coach the Steelers next year, he and his wife also plan to spend more time in Raleigh....

Cowher, who led the Steelers to their fifth Super Bowl win in January, wouldn't speculate on when he might retire.

"I take it one year at a time and I'm going from there," said Cowher, who has two years left on his contract.

Cowher's future with the Steelers hasn't been a subject of discussion for team officials, said Dave Lockett, the Steelers' director of public relations.

"From an organizational standpoint, there haven't been any discussions; he's still firmly entrenched (here)," Lockett said.

Cowher may simply be in a classic mid-life "what do I want to do with the rest of my life?" moment, but if no discussions are going on regarding a contract extension and Cowher does not even say he will be coaching for the rest of his contract, I bet the Rooneys are glad Ken Whisenhunt did not get a HC job.

I believe Whiz is the heir apparent to coach this team in 2007 after Cowher takes a coaching victory lap next season as he attempts to coach a 2006 title repeat.


http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/pmupdate/s_434605.html

SteelerzGirl
03-18-2006, 10:53 AM
Well, what Coach Cowher does with his life is his business. We're all going to hate to see him retire when that time does eventually come, but Whiz would definitely be a worthy replacement. :smile:

Avoid Lloyd
03-18-2006, 11:49 AM
Speaking of Cowher, it's kind of interesting that I haven't heard anything from the Cowher Haters lately....

Funny how that happens:sofunny:

Webfactor8
03-18-2006, 12:08 PM
I agree Coach Cowher has really put his time in. I love him for it. I'm 21 and, have grown up watching Cowher Football. Whatever he does I wish him well, and I hope (If he gets the job) Ken can find a way to fill the big shoes left behind.

OX1947
03-18-2006, 01:58 PM
if Cowher is going to step down, he better do it after 2006, because if not, I think Wiz is going to SD...

Sharkissle29
03-18-2006, 02:43 PM
i think itd be too early for him to retire (still a very young coach in the eyes of the NFL) but maybe whiz didnt take that HC job in oakland bc the steelers told them what he could be coaching in 2007. Either way i think we'll be ok, i think whiz will be a great coach

tim686
03-18-2006, 03:24 PM
I doubt he will retire. He has a lot of years in him to coach. Unlike some of the coaches who don't know when to retire

Atlanta Dan
03-18-2006, 03:39 PM
Bill Walsh, John Madden, and Joe Gibbs all say you burn out after 10 years; the Noll/Shula/Landry coaching tenure probably will not be seen again. We have been lucky to have Cowher since 1992.

I can see Cowher either taking time off to do TV or doing TV permanently. I do not know how he would do as a game analyst, but he has the image that would wear well in a studio show.

FanecaFan66
03-18-2006, 03:45 PM
I've just got to say that after the unbelievable success that Coach has had, I believe only 3 losing seasons as head coach, 2 SB appearances and the current Lombardy he brought back to the Burgh he's got to be considered one of the greatest head coaches of the modern era.


I'm 22 so I grew up with him on the sidelines as well and it certainly has been an honor watching his tenure. I just hope he's got a few more years in him.

Mr. Clean
03-18-2006, 03:53 PM
I would like to see Cowher stick around for another ten years, but I do not think he will do so. He will be 49 this year, still a young man, and a very successful and accomplished head coach.

Cowher is from Pittsburgh, but his wife is from Raleigh and it's obvious she wants to return to North Carolina, which is a nice place to live. Unless Cowher signs a contract extension this year, he will finish out his contract and step aside. Whisenhunt or Russ Grimm will then become the HC.

silver2000svt
03-18-2006, 04:05 PM
He has done all he can in the NFL... Time to go back to his alma mater (and mine) to coach...

That will never happen, but wishful thinking..

clevestinks
03-18-2006, 04:33 PM
No Russ Grimm fans anymore????

Suitanim
03-18-2006, 07:31 PM
If he retires in a few years, good for him.

Yet, it seems an odd choice for a relatively young guy to go out when the competitive juices are still flowing...

Tim
03-19-2006, 10:25 AM
I'm not worried about Cowher. Soon, all his girls will be in or beyond College and then what will he do? Retire? I can't believe that, not unless he's got some stuff lined up, like maybe broadcasting. His wife would go bonkers if he was home all the time ;)

Still, I hope to see him down here in Raleigh some time, that'd be cool. If I'm lucky it'll be a day I'm wearing some Steelers stuff.

Webfactor8
03-19-2006, 12:46 PM
Still, I hope to see him down here in Raleigh some time, that'd be cool. If I'm lucky it'll be a day I'm wearing some Steelers stuff.

The obvious solution is to alway where Steelers gear. :yep: lol

melroseplace
03-19-2006, 02:16 PM
I really hope he sticks around, but if he decides to retire he deserves it. he is still young, but he's also been coaching for longer than most his age. I guess we'll just have to wait and see

Rotorhead
03-20-2006, 03:58 AM
Haha, I remember when he was the youngest coach in the NFL

Hammer67
03-20-2006, 07:37 AM
Speaking of Cowher, it's kind of interesting that I haven't heard anything from the Cowher Haters lately....

Funny how that happens:sofunny:


Yeah, isn't that funny? It's not like there was much of an argument for them before he won the Super Bowl...now, they would just sound silly. :cool:

silver2000svt
03-20-2006, 07:46 AM
Hey Tim, where do you live here... I am in Morrisville about 1 miles from the movie theatre

Tim
03-20-2006, 01:23 PM
I'm in north Raleigh, just off of I540 a bit, down near Leesville HS. I actually work at NC State, so maybe I'll see Coach wandering around on campus some day ;)

silver2000svt
03-20-2006, 02:22 PM
He was on campus this weekend actually

Midnightwriter1
03-21-2006, 06:03 AM
I hope he doesnt retire anytime soon.. i am hopeing he has anothing 10 years left in him at least... I really think he would want to stay for Big Bens career and see just how many Super Bowls they can win together. Grimm and Wiz will move on within the next few years and i dont think Cowher will leave this team unless is back on top. He will retire and surpass Noll as the winningest coach in steelers history and may just have the most wins by a coach all time in the NFL, though will be a hard task. Either way, he will retire as one of the best.