What makes this an interesting case for the Giants is that many felt that Sullivan could have been a potential replacement and future heir to Coughlin for the Giants' head coaching job whenever the 67-year-old decided to hang it up; some have even wondered with the Giants disappointing 2013 season, if this year would be the final one for Coughlin and maybe Sullivan gets a call for an interview.
Sullivan was with the Giants first as a wide receivers coach and then the quarterback coach most recently in 2011 before getting hired by Greg Schiano to take over as the Buccaneers offensive coordinator in 2012.
Some also thought that if Schiano had gotten fired in the middle of the season when the team was winless and looking like they would run him out of Tampa Bay, Sullivan could have taken over as the interim head coach and maybe even as a replacement as a permanent head coach, but the Buccaneers have shown some life over the last few weeks and have been able to allow Schiano to keep his job for the time being.
Before being on staff with the Giants, Sullivan was also with Coughlin when he was the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, as he served as Coughlin's offensive quality control coach in 2002 and was there in 2003 after Coughlin was fired by the Jaguars and then joined Coughlin with the Giants in 2004.
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