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Updated: January 4th, 2014 11:50am
Report: Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher will not coach in 2014

Report: Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher will not coach in 2014

by Derek Wetmore
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Vikings fans can cross one pie-in-the-sky name off the coaching search list.

Bill Cowher will not coach in 2014, according to A source close to Cowher reportedly told NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the former Steelers coach will be out of coaching for "a few more years," according to the report.

Here's an excerpt from the report:

When the Washington Redskins did not let go of defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, who coached under Cowher with the Steelers from 1997-99, some league sources suspected it was with the hopes Washington could hire Cowher. But Cowher is not expected to coach Washington, Cleveland or any team this season.

Cowher, 56, spent 15 seasons as the Steelers coach. During his tenure, the Steelers won a Super Bowl, eight division titles and made 10 playoff appearances.

After resigning in January 2007, Cowher joined CBS Sports as a studio analyst.

With the list of names slowly trickling out that the Vikings intend to interview, Bill Cowher's name never emerged. Still, some fans dared to dream.

So, Vikings fans, who is your ideal candidate for the head coaching job?

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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