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Report: Mike Sullivan To Interview For Giants’ O-Coordinator Job This Week

Quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan of the New York Giants speaks to Eli Manning #10, David Carr #8, Ryan Perrilloux #5 and Sage Rosenfels #18 on August 8, 2011.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan of the New York Giants speaks to Eli Manning #10, David Carr #8, Ryan Perrilloux #5 and Sage Rosenfels #18 on August 8, 2011. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mike Sullivan will interview for the Giants’ offensive coordinator position on either Tuesday or Wednesday, according to NJ.com.

Sullivan is no stranger to Big Blue, to say the least.

The 46-year-old was the Giants’ wide receivers coach from 2004-2009 before being promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2010. Following the 2011 season he was hired as the Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator. The West Point alum was fired on December 30.

In addition to working under head coach Tom Coughlin from 2004-2011 in East Rutherford, Sullivan also worked under Coughlin in 2002 as a quality-control assistant with the Jaguars.

“We obviously think very highly of him,” Giants owner John Mara said recently in regard to Sullivan.

The position is vacant after longtime coordinator Kevin Gilbride retired last week. Gilbride had been the Giants’ OC since 2007.

The G-Men had a difficult time scoring this past season. The team finished 28th in the NFL in total points — with just 294 — and 28th in yards.

This past Friday, Coughlin told WFAN’s Mike Francesa that Gilbride was in no way forced out by the organization’s higher-ups because of the offense’s struggles.

“To think that there’s any one individual who is responsible for the circumstances that we found ourselves in, that’s crazy,” the head coach told Francesa. “Kevin Gilbride is an excellent football coach, he’s an excellent teacher and communicator. His players do respond to him. He works very, very hard at his trade … He has made his mark on this organization.”

Under Sullivan, Tampa Bay’s offense gained the least amount of yards in the NFL in 2013.

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