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Coaching carousel update; Spags to Rams?

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Will New York Giants' defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo be the next head coach of the St. Louis Rams? If he is going to be a head coach anywhere next season, it looks like it is the Rams or bust for Spags.

The Detroit Lions have hired Jim Schwartz. Spagnuolo interviewed with the New York Jets again Thursday, but most of the reports I have read indicate that job will go to either Rex Ryan or Brian Schottenheimer.

'Turf Show Times,' our Rams' blog is predicting that Spagnuolo will be the Rams coach. Oddly, they are indicating that a possible holdup is that is seems Spagnuolo might be insisting on GM-like authority over personnel.

NFL.com's Adam Schechter says Minnesota defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier is the favorite, not Spagnuolo.

It is fine with me if the Rams pass on Spags, too.

  • Kevin Gilbride interviewed with the Oakland Raiders Thursday. But the Contra Costa Times indicates that Tom Cable is already interviewing assistant coaches, so it looks like he will be Raiders' head man.
  • The Giants did lose an assistant coach Thursday. Assistant offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo has been hired as line coach by the Miami Dolphins.