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More NFL coaches get mentioned in connection with Texas job

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Alabama coach Nick Saban isn’t going to be the Texas coach.  More NFL coaches have now entered the universe of men who may eventually say the same thing.

Days after the names of 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin emerged as candidates (whether they want to be or not) to succeed Mack Brown, Chris Mortensen has mentioned a trio of other current NFL coaches:  Mike McCarthy of the Packers, Pete Carroll of the Seahawks, and Chip Kelly of the Eagles.

Prior reports indicate that Texas wants a coach who has won a national championship in college or a Super Bowl. Kelly has accomplished neither.

Per Mortensen, an Eagles spokesman “laughed off” the possibility of Kelly leaving.  One basis for guffaws would be the 18-month show cause imposed by the NCAA on Kelly.  Mort downplayed the sanction’s potential impact on Texas interest in Kelly.

Kelly also reportedly misses some aspects of coaching a college team, which includes having to deal with no free agency, no draft, no owner, and no G.M.

The terms of NFL coaching contracts also would be a potential obstacle for Kelly or anyone else whose name has emerged, absent language allowing a former college coach to return to the NCAA whenever he wants.

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10 Responses to “More NFL coaches get mentioned in connection with Texas job”
  1. realfootballfan says: Dec 15, 2013 3:23 PM

    Mortensen putting his clown shoes on for whoever is feeding him this nonsense. Mike McCarthy and Pete Carroll, lol. Okay, Mort. Just because the Texas oil men have a wish list doesn’t mean any pro coaches are going to listen.

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 15, 2013 3:24 PM

    Low character mike tomlin wants to jump off the sinking ship that is the pittsburgh steelers.

  3. otistaylor89 says: Dec 15, 2013 3:24 PM

    Sounds like Barry Swizter is the man for the job!

  4. craigkintexas says: Dec 15, 2013 3:32 PM

    When pigs fly!

  5. axespray says: Dec 15, 2013 3:45 PM

    Pete/Mike would be crazy to jump off a ship that has Rodgers/Wilson leading ‘em.

    Great QBs are tough to come by – why pull a doofus Holmgren move and run away from a chance at riding the arm of a potential hall of famer?

  6. packhawk04 says: Dec 15, 2013 3:49 PM

    Per a source with knowledge of the situation, texas has exhumed the body of bear bryant to inquire about its head coaching vacancy. A source close to the exhumed body says bryant laughed it off…

  7. indywilson40 says: Dec 15, 2013 9:08 PM

    That list is the biggest joke ever. Why not add Belichick, cowher, and Dungy?

  8. mastereee says: Dec 15, 2013 11:00 PM

    plz go there carrol! i dnt watch much college ball and it wud be great to not see you cheerleading for the seanerds!!!

  9. alldonesmith says: Dec 16, 2013 1:52 AM

    Texas needs to get real. That they think they actually have a shot at any of these guys is annoying.

  10. pftmaniac says: Dec 16, 2013 3:38 PM

    Greg Schiano is probably available!

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