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NFL makes hiring of Tom Coughlin official

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Coughlin’s duties defined — he will work “for the betterment of the game”

NFL: New York Giants-Press Conference Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

We found out last week that former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin would be taking a full-time job in the NFL Football Operations Dept. The league officially announced Coughlin’s hiring, and the details of his new job, on Monday.

Per the NFL’s announcement, Coughlin will advise game-related league committees, including Competition, Health and Safety, Coaches Subcommittee, General Managers Advisory, Combine Review and NCAA Rules and Oversight. He will provide strategic guidance on other matters, including playing rules, coaching techniques, and the development of football personnel, while also providing insight on the operation of the NFL Draft and Pro Bowl.

Coughlin will work with NFL Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent.

"We are incredibly pleased to add someone of Coach Coughlin's experience and character to our staff," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "His passion for football is evident and we are confident he will contribute a great deal to the betterment of the game for current and future players as well as for fans at every level of our sport."

Coughlin, 69, has expressed a desire to return to the sidelines as a coach. Whether or not that ever happens, this is an excellent role for him. He has too much energy, too much passion, and cares too much about the game and its players not to have some way to contribute.

"I am looking forward to working with Commissioner Goodell and the talented people representing the National Football League," Coughlin said. "My purpose is to serve for the betterment of the great game of football."