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Giants coaching search: Add Teryl Austin, Lovie Smith to the list

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The list of candidates keeps growing.

Lovie Smith
Lovie Smith
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The pool of candidates to become the next head coach of the New York Giants continues to grow. The Giants will reportedly interview Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin. Lovie Smith, surprisingly fired on Wednesday by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, also has to be considered a candidate.

Austin has been Lions defensive coordinator the past two seasons.

Smith spent nine years with the Chicago Bears, taking the team to the Super Bowl in 2006. The Bucs went 2-14 in Smith's first season and 6-10 this year, but appeared to be a team on the upswing.

Giants co-owner John Mara on Tuesday promised an "extensive" search for a coach to replace Tom Coughlin. The Giants are delivering on that promise.

Internal candidates Steve Spagnuolo and Ben McAdoo are under consideration. The Giants have expressed interest in speaking with Doug Marrone, Sean McDermott, Adam Gase and now Austin.

You can follow the search for a new coach in our coaching search tracker.