Giants OC Gilbride in the mix at Syracuse

The New York Giants have¬†conquered distractions the way they have¬†opponents. Now there’s an outside chance the Giants could be facing another distraction.

Syracuse recently reached out to speak with Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride about becoming its head coach. Gilbride declined to discuss it, saying he was focusing on Sunday’s game against Philadelphia, but a source close to the school did. Gilbride is on the school’s list of coaching candidates, though it’s uncertain how high he is on the list.

Gilbride is not considered a favorite for the job, but his name is in the mix. He has done a masterful job with the Giants offense, helping groom quarterback Eli Manning and develop New York’s rushing attack into the top one in the NFL. Gilbride has served as a head coach before and is expected to garner more attention for the way he has handled the Giants offense.

Gilbride is hardly the only NFL offensive coordinator drawing interest from the college ranks. San Diego State has 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Martz on its list of prospective head-coaching candidates.

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