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Hue Jackson Update: Interview scheduled with New York Giants

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is the most popular head coaching candidate this week, with several interviews already conducted and an upcoming interview scheduled for Thursday with the New York Giants.

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Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is scheduled to arrive in New York on Wednesday night for a scheduled interview with the Giants' brass on Thursday, according to ESPN. Reports surfaced Sunday night that New York, in the market for a head coach, was expected to request permission for an interview, originally reported by NFL reporter Michael Silver. Bleacher Report insider Jason Cole also reported that Jackson was New York's top candidate.

Veteran head coach Tom Coughlin "stepped down" after 12 seasons in New York, accumulating a regular season record of 102-90 (.531) and two Super Bowl championships.

Jackson, an assistant coach in high demand for several head coaching vacancies, has already met with the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers. According to Fox Sports, Cleveland is making a significant push for Jackson, offering him a "big say in personnel", whereas the 49ers, at one point, were viewed as the leading contender to win the Jackson sweepstakes.

As for Cincinnati, if Jackson leaves for another head coaching gig, the Bengals will be in the market for a new offensive coordinator. While there are several in-house candidates that could be promoted as an offensive coordinator, there's a possibility Cincinnati could expand their search outside the organization. Though, we conjecture in-house candidates would be more preferable for the sake of continuity and familiarity for most of the team's offensive superstars.