EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Giants have seemingly wrapped up their first round of interviews for a new coach.
The Giants talked to former Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville on Wednesday. The 50-year-old was supposed to meet with the Giants last week, but his interview on Thursday was postponed by a snowstorm.
Studesville met with co-owner John Mara, new general manager Dave Gettleman, and assistant general manager Kevin Abrams at the franchise’s headquarters. He has 21 years of NFL coaching experience, including three seasons with the Giants (2001-03) as a running backs coach.
The Giants (3-13) interviewed six candidates in their search to replace the fired Ben McAdoo.
Interim coach Steve Spagnuolo, who posted a 1-3 record after replacing McAdo, kicked off the process a week ago. New York also spoke with New England coordinators Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia, Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and Carolina defensive coordinator Steve Wilks.
McDaniels, Shurmur and Spagnuolo all have head coaching experience. Studesville was 1-3 as the Broncos’ interim head coach after McDaniels was fired in 2010.
There are no immediate plans to interview anyone else for the job, but that could change if someone else emerged.
Studesville spent the past eight years in Denver. He was fired at the end of this past season. He has also worked for the Bears and Bills.
During his tenure as a running backs coach, he guided five players to a total of nine 1,000-yard rushing seasons with Willis McGahee (three), Tiki Barber (two), Marshawn Lynch (two), Knowshon Moreno (one) and Fred Jackson (one) reaching the mark.
Before entering the NFL, Studesville was the secondary coach at Kent State (1995-96) and Wingate (1994). He worked at North Carolina as a video assistant from 1992-93 after serving as a graduate assistant in 1991 at Arizona, where he earned a master’s degree in exercise physiology. He was a defensive back at Wisconsin-Whitewater.
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