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Steelers’ Mike Tomlin Shuts Down USC HC Buzz: There could be Now not ‘A Wide Ample Clean Check’

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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is the most modern person to be rumored for USC’s vacant head-coaching place, nevertheless he emphatically denied any hobby in the gap Tuesday. 

Bleacher Chronicle @BleacherReport

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin denies he’d leave Pittsburgh for the commence USC soccer job:

“That’s a shaggy dog account to me. I obtained one in all the most easy jobs in all of official sport. … There is now not any booster with a tall ample clean test”

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Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

More Mike Tomlin re his title being linked to college coaching jobs: “There is now not any booster w/ a tall ample clean test.”
And: “Someone asking Sean Payton about that? Someone asking Andy Reid about stuff fancy that?”#Steelers

“I get now not bear time for that hypothesis,” he talked about. “That’s a shaggy dog account to me. I obtained of 1 in all the most easy jobs in all of official sport. Why would I bear any hobby in coaching college soccer? … Never declare under no conditions. However under no conditions.”

Outmoded USC and NFL quarterback Carson Palmer talked about on The Dan Patrick Portray on Monday that Tomlin used to be among the entrance-runners for the job:

Brett McMurphy @Brett_McMurphy

Outmoded USC QB Carson Palmer tells @dpshow the “ entrance-runners” for USC job consist of Penn Reveal’s James Franklin, Iowa Reveal’s Matt Campbell, Cincinnati’s Luke Fickell & Steelers coach Mike Tomlin

“You bear obtained a wild card fancy Mike Tomlin,” Palmer talked about (h/t Mike Florio of Pro Soccer Talk about). “If Mike Tomlin desires out.”

“I’m obvious he has,” Palmer talked about about whether or now not Tomlin has been discussed by USC as a possibility. “I maintain anybody is a most likely candidate upright now. And that’s what’s so enormous in regards to the job is it’ll trap an NFL guy that’s drained of their current voice and disturbed about: Is Ben Roethlisberger gone? Is he done? Who are we gonna draft? Is Mike Tomlin gonna must commence up over with a young rookie quarterback?”

USC fired Clay Helton in September. Donte Williams has been serving as the intervening time head coach.

Tomlin, 49, has a proper gig with the Steelers. He’s in his 15th three hundred and sixty five days with the group, the place he is gone 148-81-1 with 9 playoff appearances, two Immense Bowl appearances and a Immense Bowl title.

Although the Steelers fired Tomlin—which looks now not going, given his a success tenure—he’d accept one more NFL head-coaching job lickety-split.

From that standpoint, his annoyance at being linked to the USC opening makes sense. If most soccer coaches glimpse the NFL as the head of their profession, going from the Steelers to the Trojans would be a step down, now not a step up. 

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