“For me, it’s just a great opportunity to be able to work with a great quarterback,” Langsdorf told Giants.com. “I know he is looking for improvement off of last year. I’m looking forward to a new challenge and to live in a new part of the country. I was never in New York for any reason up until the interview (with Coughlin). I think it’s kind of a neat opportunity for me and my family to experience a different part of the world and just a new challenge, so we’re very excited about that. And getting back to the NFL was something that was appealing to me.”
As it turns out, Langsdorf actually has a previous connection to the Giants. Although this was his first trip to the Northern New Jersey/New York City area on business, Langsdorf has a connection to Kevin Gilbride and the Gilbride family as he once donated a kidney to Laurie Cavanaugh, the sister of the now retired Kevin Gilbride.
“That’s definitely an ironic twist to the story,” Langsdorf said. “That’s still something that’s close to me and close to my family. To get a chance to go there, it’s pretty unique, and it’s kind of a different twist that we never expected. We’re both hanging in there and doing just fine. All is well on both ends.”
In addition to the hiring of Langsdorf, the Giants also announced the completion of their offensive coaching staffshuffle.
Despite previous speculation that former QB coach Sean Ryan would coach the tight ends, he has actually been assigned to coach the wide receivers. Meanwhile, Kevin M. Gilbride, the nephew of Laurie Cavanaugh, will now return to coaching tight ends.
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