PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin is not a candidate for any college coaching jobs and isn’t interested in a college coaching job, not now, and not ever.
The Steelers head coach emphatically shut down rumors that he could be interested in either the LSU or USC vacancies this offseason during his press conference on Tuesday and sounded insulted that the question was even asked.
“I don’t have time for that speculation,” Tomlin said. “I mean, that’s a joke to me. I’ve got one of the best jobs in all of professional sport. Why would I have any interest in college football?”
Tomlin is under contract with the Steelers through the end of the 2024 season. As one of the most successful NFL coaches of a generation, he could certainly land another gig at the pro level if he or the Steelers ever decide to part ways, and he said as much, denying not just these specific rumors of him wanting to be a college football head coach, but all future ones, as well.
“That’ll be the last time that I address it, not only today, but moving forward,” Tomlin said. “Never say never, but never. Anybody else got any question about any college jobs, there’s not a booster with a big enough blank check.”