When Pittsburgh's head coach Dave Wannstedt was let go after six years, many in the area quickly made the connection to Marvin Lewis as a viable candidate. Or usual suspects candidate at the very least. A Pittsburgh native, Lewis spent two years at the University of Pittsburgh as the team's linebacker coach just before joining the Steelers from 1992-1995 as the linebacker coach for the pro team.
So there's connections there. Then again, there's connections between Urban Meyer, the University of Cincinnati -- he was a Bearcats defensive back -- and the Ohio State Buckeyes. That doesn't mean he's going to be returning to the Buckeye State now that he's resigning from Florida.
Asked if he would be interested in the job during the Steelers teleconference on Wednesday, Lewis simply said, "Let's move on."
Lewis is largely expected to leave Cincinnati after a disappointing season, winning only two of the team's first 12 games on the season. Whether or not it's his choice is unknown. Lewis' contract is expiring after the season and Mike Brown could look for a change. Lewis, on the other hand, is known to have made some demands that ownership may not want to fulfill -- such as an indoor practice facility. In the end, it could just be a situation where everyone is happy going their separate ways.