New York Giants interview Bears offensive coordinator Gase

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants interviewed Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase for their head coaching job, the fourth person considered for Tom Coughlin's former job.

Gase met with team president John Mara and general manager Jerry Reese at the team's headquarters on Friday, the Giants said. The 37-year-old Gase worked the past season with the Bears. He spent the prior six with the Denver Broncos, the final two as offensive coordinator.

The Giants interviewed current defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Thursday. Current offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo interviewed for the job on Tuesday, the day after Coughlin announced he was stepping down after 12 years at the helm.

In Gase's first season as offensive coordinator for Denver in 2013, the Broncos scored an NFL-record 606 points and advanced to the Super Bowl. The following year, they scored 482 points, the league's second-highest total.

Gase began his coaching career with a three-year stint under Nick Saban at LSU. He entered the NFL in 2003 as a scouting assistant with Detroit. He was a scouting assistant in 2003-04, and the team's offensive assistant in 2005, offensive quality control in 2006 and the quarterbacks coach in 2007. The following year, he was an offensive assistant for the San Francisco 49ers.

He coached the Broncos' wide receivers starting in 2009 under Mike Shanahan and Josh McDaniels, then moved to quarterbacks in 2011 under John Fox, who elevated him to coordinator in 2013.

When Fox took the Chicago job, Gase joined him as the Bears' offensive coordinator.


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