With all of the rumors surrounding the Texas Longhorns head coaching vacancy and potential replacements for Mack Brown if he steps down, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was one of the names that surfaced as a possible candidate for the job.
While some coaches may not take the time to address the rumors, Tomlin was recently asked about his interest in a college job and he made it clear that he would have no interest in going down to the college level.
From Bob Labriola of the Steelers Digest:
@SportsTripper He has no interest in being a college coach. He has said that to me, directly.
— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) December 11, 2013
The Tomlin to Texas connection always seemed like a stretch, so it really comes as no surprise that he has shot down the reports early — especially considering the fact that he is still in contention for the NFL playoffs.
While Tomlin may be out of the mix, the Texas rumors will only continue to heat up over the weekend if Brown steps down with the Longhorns after his meeting on Friday.