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Ben McAdoo to be Named Giants Head Coach

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New York, NY – The New York Giants are reportedly promoting Ben McAdoo, the team’s offensive coordinator for the past two seasons, to be the 18th head coach in Giants history.

McAdoo would be succeeding Tom Coughlin, who stepped down on Jan. 4 after 12 seasons and two Super Bowls with the team.

A deal is not yet official, but both sides are closing in on an agreement. The announcement could be made Thursday.

The hiring gives the Giants continuity as they turn the page from the Coughlin era, and allows quarterback Eli Manning to stay in an offensive system he has flourished in.

McAdoo, 38, would be the NFL’s second-youngest coach. Adam Gase, the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator who was hired by the Dolphins, is 37.

McAdoo also interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles and was said to be compared to Andy Reid when he was first hired by the Eagles.

McAdoo expects to keep defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who has previous head coaching experience at St. Louis. Other candidates who were also considered were Mike Smith, Doug Marrone, Teryl Austin, Adam Gase, and Hue Jackson.

The Giants had the NFL’s eighth-best offense in terms of total yards and ranked sixth in the league in total points this past season.

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