McGinest: Mike Tomlin asked about USC job 'does feel a little disrespectful'

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.
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The USC Trojans' national search for a new head football coach won't include interviewing Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. He said so himself.

During his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Tomlin vehemently rejected recent rumors linking him to the USC opening, scoffing at the speculation and stating that "there's not a booster with a big enough blank check" for him to leave what he called "one of the best jobs" in all of professional sports.

"When it comes to the USC job, you hear a lot of names. It's one of the most sought-out jobs in college football, and of course, a lot of the big names are always going to be attached," NFL Network analyst Willie McGinest told the Tiki and Tierney show on Wednesday. "So, I can't say I hadn't heard [Tomlin's name in rumors]. But hearing Mike pretty much clear the air... he was adamant about being happy where he is. And it was true.

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Tiki and Tierney
Willie McGinest – NFL Network Analyst