Schottenheimer won't talk to Bills


Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 5:29 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 5:29 p.m.

NEW YORK — New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer reportedly has turned down the Buffalo Bills’ request to interview him for their vacant head coaching job.

ESPN.com, citing anonymous sources, reported Wednesday that Schottenheimer has told the Bills he does not want to talk to them about the position this week or after the Jets’ playoff run is over.

New York plays at San Diego on Sunday in the AFC divisional round.

The Bills asked for and received permission Monday from the Jets to speak with Schottenheimer, who last week said he’s happy in New York and hopes “I’m here for a long time.”

Schottenheimer, a former quarterback at Florida, has previously interviewed for several other head coaching jobs, including with the Jets, who instead hired Rex Ryan last year.

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