MOBILE, Ala. — The Giants could be looking in a familiar direction to fill their opening for an offensive line coach.
Dave DeGuglielmo, who won a Super Bowl as an assistant with the Giants, is expected to interview with new head coach Joe Judge about a position on Judge’s staff, an NFL source told The Post. Judge will be scouting players later this week at the Senior Bowl practices.
One of, if not the best, NFL offensive line coaches, Bill Callahan, is headed to Cleveland to work for the Browns. It is not known if Judge reached out to Callahan. Judge hired Jason Garrett as the Giants offensive coordinator; Callahan worked for Garrett with the Cowboys and it was unlikely the two would have worked together again with the Giants.
DeGuglielmo is a much-traveled offensive line coach with strong ties to Tom Coughlin. It was Coughlin who gave DeGuglielmo his start at Boston College in 1991. Coughlin brought DeGuglielmo to the Giants in 2004 and he stayed through the 2008 season. Since then, DeGuglielmo has worked for the Jets, Patriots, Chargers, Dolphins, Colts and Dolphins again, last season.
Judge and DeGuglielmo worked together on Bill Belichick’s staff with the Patriots in 2015 and 2016, so there is a connection there.
DeGuglielmo is a strong in teaching offensive line technique but is considered to have a strong personality, so it remains to be seen if he is a match with what Judge is looking for.
The Giants interest in DeGuglielmo was first reported by ESPN.
The Giants were not happy with the job veteran offensive line coach Hal Hunter did the last two years working on Pat Shurmur’s staff.
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