Cowher won't coach in 2009
NEW YORK -- Bill Cowher doesn't plan to coach in the NFL next year, and will stay with CBS Sports as a studio analyst.
"It's a privilege and an honor to be a head coach in the National Football League," Cowher said. "And I have been flattered about the attention, but the timing right now is not right. I don't plan on coaching next year."
The Super Bowl winning coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006, Cowher took himself out of the running as a candidate for the Jets job on Dec. 30. He also was a candidate for the vacant Cleveland job, but asked to be taken off the list.
CBS Sports will broadcast the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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