Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mike Tomlin emphatically ends speculation about interest in college football openings

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PITTSBURGH — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin emphatically reported Tuesday that he is not considering a go to the school coaching ranks — not now, not at any time.

Tomlin shut down speculation that he could be in the blend to fill university coaching vacancies at USC or LSU at the stop of his weekly news convention Tuesday. “Hey, fellas, I never have time for that speculation,” Tomlin stated. “I necessarily mean, which is a joke to me. I received one of the finest work opportunities in all of specialist sport. Why would I have any curiosity in coaching college or university soccer?

“That will be the last time I tackle it. Not only currently but transferring forward. In no way say never, but by no means. Ok? Any individual else obtained any issues about any college careers. You will find not a booster with a major ample blank examine.”

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He wasn’t performed nonetheless. Right after a final call for inquiries, Tomlin ended on just one final imagined.

“Any person asking [Saints coach] Sean Payton about that? Any person asking [Chiefs coach] Andy Reid about stuff like that?”

Tomlin’s name was recently related to the openings at USC and LSU as a result of speculation by former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley, who also invested a 10 years in the Steelers’ front office, and former Steelers defensive back again and ESPN analyst Ryan Clark. Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer also floated Tomlin’s identify as 1 that could be in the mix for the USC task.

Tomlin, who grew to become the youngest head coach to win a Tremendous Bowl at age 36 when the Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII, has a 154-87-1 document and has hardly ever had a shedding period considering the fact that taking the career with the Steelers in 2007.

Just after transient stints at VMI, Memphis, Arkansas Condition and Cincinnati, Tomlin joined the NFL coaching ranks as a defensive backs coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2001 prior to a jump to the Minnesota Vikings as defensive coordinator for the 2006 season.