Ruh Roh you referred to MSN as reputable on Tnet; you're gonna catch he'll for that.
JK, like the other poster said I'd be surprised if an NFL coach willingly left the league to coach in college. Recruiting has always been a bear, but it seems like these days it's becoming almost impossible to manage a college program.
I work with a guy who was an on field coach at an FCS school; he put in 100 hours a week in the off-season recruiting. He left to get an MBA cause he and his wife decided they wanted to start a family and he wanted to be around to see it.
Every Steelers season, like clock-work, there is a rumor about Mike Tomlin leaving and coaching somewhere else.
This rumor *ALWAYS* comes out during the Steelers' bye week.
It is almost always started by people who are eager for the Steelers to fire Tomlin - but they realize that the Steelers never fire head coaches (it is a lifetime position, once you have it), so they try to see if they can get him to leave on his own.
Tomlin might coach somewhere else in his career - but it will definitely be in the NFL. He has zero interest in coaching college football. None. Nada.