Even before the Jaguars hired David Caldwell as general manager, many thought he’d take his former college roommate Greg Roman with him as head coach.
That opportunity never came, as the Jaguars hired Gus Bradley, but Roman shrugged off the suggestion.
Asked if he was surprised he didn’t get an interview, Roman told Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com “Not really.
“I’ve heard it’s [his name] been out there a lot. But most of the time when that happens, it doesn’t happen.”
Roman has interviewed for college openings, but hasn’t gotten an interview for an NFL head coaching job yet. And as he prepared for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Falcons, he said the thing guys who don’t get jobs say.
“I’m so dialed-in on this that this is the furthest thing from my mind right now,” Roman said. “Believe me.”
He also has the backing of his boss, as 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has said all his coordinators (including defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and special teams coach Brad Seely) are qualified.
“You know how I feel,” Harbaugh said. “Any team would be lucky to have them as head coaches. That time will come — very confident of that.”
Of course, the 49ers are obviously happy to keep them all, as they’ve enjoyed a run of success that appears to be sustainable.