Nov 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin looks on from the sidelines against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Mike Tomlin potential Texas Longhorns candidate

Well, this is getting interesting. Amid numerous reports that Alabama head coach Nick Saban is a legitimate candidate for the Texas Longhorns head coaching gig, which is expected to open later this week after Mack Brown resigns, there are a number of other big name candidates in the mix.

According to Chip Brown of, one of the candidates for the Longhorns gig is Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.

Brown included Tomlin among the list of potential names on FOX Sports Live:

That is quite the wish list for the Longhorns and one that will definitely open some eyes.

There is no doubt that Texas will go after a big name candidate once the job is vacant and the money that they can throw to a potential candidate will make them a viable option for anyone they want.

Whether or not someone would be willing to leave the NFL coaching ranks for a job at Texas remains to be seen.

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  • AJ

    Please take Tomlin i beg you

    • bk

      Hey, I was gonna say that…

      • John Charmer

        Hey, I was gonna say THAT…

        • Jimmy Stuart

          Hey, I was gonna say the Raiders !!!!

    • Nine

      No, Sorry, TRUE Steelers fans don’t want to become the Cleveland Browns.

  • TheBlanton

    Kubiak is looking for a job… Garrett too. Why not throw them on the list. hell, Lovie, Singleterry, Jimmy Johnson, Cowher…etc.

  • Emmanuel Sal

    Now this is stupid. Why in the hell would Jim Har. Leave 49ers for Texas? Texas is not that big of a deal over an nfl team. Samething with tomlin. Keep dreaming Texas.

  • Stanley Turner

    Why would anyone leave the NFL for college football?

  • armon hammertime

    urban meyer!!! LOL now its just getting stupid. might as well throw in jimme johnson……urban is from ohio and ohio is a job that is on par with Texas. OH ST is a top 5 program, maybe top 3

  • Mono

    Tomlin would make a great college football coach! As a lifelong Stiller fan I think Tomlin has a better persona and coaching style better suited for college players. So please, Tomlin go or we will end up like the Browns! We’re one win ahead of the Browns now and underdogs at home against the Bungles – we can’t get much lower!