Found October 13, 2011 on The Penalty Flag:
In 2003 after an abysmal 4-12 season that was decimated by injuries, the New York Giants fired head coach Jim Fassell. The team had lacked discipline on the field and the former head coach had lost total control of his locker-room. It was time for a changing of the guard, and the organization needed a leader who would restore order to this franchise. On January the 6, 2004 a new general was found as former Jacksonville Jaguar coach Tom Coughlin was named the 16th head coach of the New York Giants. This wasn’t Coughlin’s first experience in New York, as he served under Bill Parcells as his wide receiver coach from 1988-1990. Much like his mentor, Coughlin was known as a strict disciplinarian, whose stern approach and meticulous attention to detail earned him the nickname “Colonel Coughlin” with his players. Once taking over the team, Coughlin hired Kevin Gilbride to be the quarterbacks coach. Gilbride was from the Coughlin coaching tree in Jacksonville, serving as Tom’s offensive coordinator from 1995-1996. This was not going to be an easy chore as Tom Coughlin was about to take over a team in disarray after the Giants finished the previous season with one of [...]

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NY Giants' tradition of running ball, tough defense out window with Tom Coughlin in 2011 Manning is the quarterback of the new NY Giants, which prefer to pass over the run.By Tim Smith - NY Dailynews 10/11/11

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