per nfl network rumor mill that the fins won't sign cowher
Why? A source close to Cowher says that Bill - along with an annual $7 to $8 million salary - would want his own personnel staff. This would basically mean a total revamping of the front office and coaching staff. But Ross, according to this source, likely wants to retain general manager Jeff Ireland. Ireland and Ross reportedly have a great rapport with one another. Ireland also has close ties to Carl Peterson, who is a personal friend and business partner with Ross.
sort of reminds me of when the phins traded for Pep.... IIRC the other option wanted 10 mil a year and saban felt that going with the cut rate guy sans a 2nd round pick was the better option....
isn't giving up the shot at an Elite NFL coach and taking a shot on an unknown college coach or worse still keeping a mediocre one about the same? Is Randy Ireland really worth not getting cowher, who btw: has close ties with peterson - having been signed by him as a player and hired by him to coach.