Word out of Pittsburgh today (I keep GLUED to any and all Steeler news) is that Ferentz has indeed sent feelers there this week--presumably throught his agent. But it sounds like he is not on their main list, but may get an interview. They will likely interview 10-12 people -including several minorities since it is known as the "Rooney" rule that you must do so.
My money is on either Whisenhunt or Grimm. I can't even decide between the two. My #3 choice (I guess any of these guys is fine by me) is Jim Haslett. I don't think he got a fair shake in New Orleans and was a scapegoat of circumstance. He is from the Bill Cowher school and would be a great 15 year guy for us. I think there has to be a "minority" darkhorse though, and I have really no clue yet to who that would be.
I'm a Steelers fan as well, but not in the loop - in fact, nowhere near the loop, so keep what you know/hear coming.
Would Ron Rivera qualify as a minority candidate, since he's Puerto Rican? (answer = no) His is the name I've hear tossed around. I can't think of who the other was - somebody from San Diego me thinks????
Looks like Kirk is fibbing about not wanting the Steelers job...
The Steelers' tradition has great appeal. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has been one of the secret dream candidates of most of the teams looking for coaches in the past few years. Ferentz has made it clear to most: he will only come into the NFL for the right job. Word has gotten back to the Steelers he might be interested, but don't expect him to be a candidate. Still, the former Pittsburgh native might be an option because the chance to be the Steelers' coach is one of the few offers that could get him into the NFL.
I wonder if Jon Miller has heard any rumblings...?
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