Greg Roman had long been linked as a candidate to the Jacksonville Jaguars, but they have hired Gus Bradley as head coach.
Roman and new Jaguars' GM David Caldwell were teammates and roommates at John Carroll University.
"Not really," said Roman when asked if he was surprised by the hire. "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 interviewed for several college openings the past two years, but he has yet to be contacted by an NFL team this offseason.
"I'm so dialed-in on this that this is the furthest thing from my mind right now," Roman said. "Believe me."