Giants thought about hiring Joe Paterno
New York Giants co-owner John Mara made an appearance on 660 WFAN in New York and indicated that the Giants flirted with the idea of hiring former Penn State coach Joe Paterno as their head coach back in 1978.
The Giants ended up hiring Ray Perkins as their coach in 1979 and he lasted until 1982. And that’s when Bill Parcell’s was brought in.
And the rest is history.