Cowher says he won’t coach in 2009

Published 8:18 am Monday, January 5, 2009

Bill Cowher doesn’t plan to coach in the NFL next year, and will stay with CBS Sports as a studio analyst.

Cowher was recently wooed by the New York Jets, but said during ‘‘The NFL Today’’ on Sunday that he’s taking it ‘‘year to year.’’

‘‘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.’’

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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.