The New York Giants are still putting together their new staff lineup, and interestingly enough, they’ve met with another head coach in that process. A number of ex-head coaches from both the college and pro ranks have been linked to the Giants this offseason, with varying levels of accuracy – Mike McCarthy didn’t end up the head coach, but Jason Garrett did become the team’s offensive coordinator and it appears Freddie Kitchens may be on his way to the Giants also.
Could the Giants potentially fill their vacant tight ends coach spot with another ex head coach, this one from the University in Tennessee? The name in question is Derek Dooley – and while Dooley didn’t pan out for the Volunteers, he does have other career experience that includes being a tight ends coach and later an assistant under Nick Saban at LSU during their 2003 championship run.
According to The Athletic, both Dooley and Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn have met with the Giants. What roles exactly were spoken about is still a mystery, however.
Judge interviewed former University of Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley on Wednesday, according to a source. Dooley filled a variety of roles, including tight ends coach, on Sabanâ€™s staff at LSU from 2000-04. He then joined Sabanâ€™s staff with the Dolphins as tight ends coach from 2005-06.
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Aaron Glenn interviewed for a position with the Giants on Wednesday, according to a source. Itâ€™s not exactly clear what position Glenn interviewed for, but itâ€™s a safe bet that it would be in the secondary.
The Giants have already hired Jerome Henderson as their defensive backs coach so it seems strange that Glenn is being considered – there’s not much reason for Glenn to move to the Giants while taking a lower position, which seems like the likeliest outcome for a possible signing.
There is, however, an open spot at the tight ends coach position which means Dooley may have a spot waiting for him – one that the fans would appreciate him in certainly if he could help the development of the problem plagued Evan Engram.