You’ve heard the rumots; you’ve heard the buzz.
Well, forget it.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher has announced that he has no interest in coaching an NFL team (see: Miami Dolphins) next season.
Cowher, speaking as an analyst at CBS this Sunday told viewers, “I am here to say to you today, I do not plan on coaching next year. I love where I work and, most importantly, I enjoy the people that I work with. So I can put all the speculation to rest. And if I have to repeat this in December again, I will. I plan on being in the same seat next year.”
Cowher said he is “flattered” by interest from teams, but said, “I’ve not been contacted directly or indirectly by any football team or organization.”
This of course directly contradicts an NFL.com report that the Miami Dolphins and owner Stephen Ross already reached out to him recently.
For now, the Dolphins are sticking with Tony Sparano, despite their 0-7 record.
When the time comes, look for Cowher, former Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher and ESPN analyst Jon Gruden, to be candidates for the position.