Monday, January 27, 2014
Giants announce their coaching staff
By Dan Graziano ESPN.com
The New York Giants on Monday officially announced the hiring of Oregon State offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf as their quarterbacks coach, a move that was widely reported at the end of last week and completes their coaching staff. They also announced that Sean Ryan, who had been their quarterbacks coach, will now be the wide receivers coach, and that Kevin M. Gilbride, who had been the wide receivers coach, will coach tight ends.
The shuffling completes a process of change that was set in motion when Kevin Gilbride (father of the aforementioned) resigned as offensive coordinator following the season and was replaced by Ben McAdoo. Shortly after McAdoo was hired, the Giants let go of longtime tight ends coach Mike Pope and running backs coach Jerald Ingram. Craig Johnson, who had been the Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach, was hired to replace Ingram as Giants running backs coach.
So that sets the new offensive coaching staff, with line coach Pat Flaherty, assistant line coach Lunda Wells and offensive assistant Ryan Roeder the only ones who will return in 2014 in the same roles they filled in 2013.
One bizarre and coincidental note here: Langsdorf once donated a kidney to Laurie Cavanaugh, who is the sister of the older Kevin Gilbride. Cavanugh's husband, Mike, was on the coaching staff at Oregon State with Langsdorf at the time, seven years ago. Small world.