Three Power 5 Conference coaches linked to NFL coaching rumor mill

It’s no secret that there are likely going to be a good number of head coaching jobs open in the NFL come Monday morning. There are already three head coaching positions open with the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Tennessee Titans all using interim head coaches right now.

There have already been rumors of three more head coaching jobs to be open this weekend and teams are likely already looking to find their next guy. It’s not unusual for college football coaches to get some play in the NFL rumor mill and it has been no different this year.

Three of the biggest names being thrown around in the NFL this year have had their names mentioned in the past. Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin, UCLA’s Jim Mora, and Stanford’s David Shaw have all been mentioned for possible head coaching jobs for the NFL, according to Sports Illustrated’s Mike Silver.

Two college coaches who, sources say, are trying hard to get to the NFL: UCLA's Jim Mora and Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin…

— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 3, 2016

As usual, Stanford's David Shaw will get overtures from NFL teams.

— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 3, 2016

Mora had some success in the NFL, coaching the Atlanta Falcons to the NFC Championship Game in 2005 and racking up a 31-33 record in four seasons. Shaw spent ten seasons as an assistant coach in the league, while Sumlin has no NFL experience.

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