The coaching carousel continues to turn, and the New York Giants have reportedly scheduled an interview with former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith.
Giants scheduling former Falcons' HC Mike Smith to interview for their HC job, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2016
Former Falcons coach Mike Smith will interview for Giants job, source confirms, as @AdamSchefter reported. Interview will take place Monday.— Ebenezer Samuel (@ebenezersamuel) January 9, 2016
Smith becomes the sixth name on the Giants' list of coaching candidates, and the fifth potential coach, after Adam Gase was hired to be the new head coach of the Miami Dolphins.
Before becoming the head coach in Atlanta, Smith was a defensive assistant under Brian Billick witt the Baltimore Ravens from 1999 to 2002. From 2003 until he was hired by the Falcons in 2007, Smith was the defensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Smith was fired from the Atlanta Falcons after consecutive seasons of 4-12 and 6-10. The Falcons had double-digit wins in four of his first five years.
Stay tuned for more updates and news in the Giants' ongoing coaching search.