Jan 282010

Giants Hire New Defensive Line Coach Robert Nunn: The Giants have hired Robert Nunn as their new defensive line coach. Mike Waufle, who had served in that capacity for the Giants from 2004-09, was fired by the Giants earlier this month.

Nunn recently served as defensive tackles coach for the Packers (2005-08) and and defensive line coach for the Buccaneers (2009).

“Robert Nunn has been in professional football for 10 years and he has coached some outstanding players at every stop along the way,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He is a guy who did an outstanding job on the board with the X’s and O’s in the interview process. More than that, he is a guy who, by virtue of how he presented himself, I feel very strongly will bring the best out of the players that he coaches. He will provide structure. He will gain their trust. He will prove to the players the techniques that are important. When that happens and they buy into it, I think the results will come back for us. He will coach a very important position on our team, one that we will rely on heavily to bring us back to the level of championship play.”

“We’re very excited to have Robert Nunn join our football staff,” said new Giants’ defensive coordinator Perry Fewell. “He comes highly recommended from some of the other coaches throughout the league. He’s coached in championship games; he was the D-line coach for Green Bay when the Giants played the Packers in the NFC Championship Game. He has worked with a number of excellent players – Jason Taylor, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Bruce Smith – and he has 10 years of experience. I look for him to bring to our defensive line fundamentals, technique, toughness, energy and to bring us together as a group to help make us a good defensive line unit.”

For more information on his background, see the Coaching Staff section of the website.

Kevin Gilbride Pursued College Head-Coaching Job: According to The Tampa Tribune, Giants’ offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride was one of the applicants for the head coaching vacancy at the University of South Florida. The university ended up hiring another candidate, Skip Holtz.

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