Steelers' Mike Tomlin on rumors of leaving for USC job: 'Not a booster with a big enough blank check'

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Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers calls out to head linesman Mark Hittner #28 during the third quarter at Heinz Field on Oct. 17, 2021 in Pittsburgh, 宾夕法尼亚州.

Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers calls out to head linesman Mark Hittner #28 during the third quarter at Heinz Field on Oct. 17, 2021 in Pittsburgh, 宾夕法尼亚州. (Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

During a press conference on Tuesday, the Super Bowl champion coach said that it’s a “玩笑” that he was one of the names mentioned as a potential candidate for the USC 工作.

I got one of the best jobs and in all the professional sports, why would I have any interest in coaching college football?” Tomlin said.

Former Heisman Trophy winner and USC quarterback Carson Palmer made an appearance onThe Dan Patrick Showand said that Tomlin was awild cardfor the head coaching gig at USC.

Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the field before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on Sept. 26, 2021 in Pittsburgh, 宾夕法尼亚州.

Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the field before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on Sept. 26, 2021 in Pittsburgh, 宾夕法尼亚州. (Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

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And ex-Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley, who also worked in the Steelers organization with Tomlin, said that Steelers fans should be worried about the lettersU-S-C” 和 “L-S-U” 在出现期间 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh last week.

Tomlin immediately shut down both rumors.

Never say never, but never,” Tomlin said. “Anybody else got any questions about any college jobs? There is not a booster with a big enough blank check.

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is seen before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, 十月. 3, 2021, in Green Bay, 威斯康星州.

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is seen before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, 十月. 3, 2021, in Green Bay, 威斯康星州. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

在 15 seasons at the helm of the Steelers, Tomlin has a 148-81-1 记录. He signed a three-year contract extension with the club back in April that will run through the 2024 football season.

The Steelers (3-3) will square off against the 克利夫兰布朗 (4-3) in an AFC North showdown on Sunday.

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