Mike Tomlin Shuts Down USC Speculation: ‘That’s A Joke To Me’

Mike Tomlin isn’t going to be going anywhere.

This week, former USC quarterback Carson Palmer sparked some speculation when he said Tomlin could be a “wild card” for the Trojans head coaching vacancy.

However, Tomlin quickly shut down that speculation and made it clear that he does not have an interest in leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Tomlin was speaking to the media on Tuesday when he addressed the speculation at the end of his press conference. In case there was any doubt, Tomlin said “there’s not a booster with a big enough blank check” and that he has one of the best jobs in college sports. As far as the college head coaching speculation goes, Tomlin says it is a “joke” to him.

“I don’t have time for that speculation,” Tomlin said, via ProFootballTalk. “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 coaching college football? That’ll be the last time I address it. And not only today, but moving forward. Never say never, but never.”

That should settle that.

The Pittsburgh Steelers currently sit at 3-3 and are in last place in the AFC North. Up next for Tomlin’s squad is a meeting with the division rival Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on Halloween Day. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET.

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