Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi said Tuesday that his focus is on preparing for the Spartans' matchup with Baylor at the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1.

But that isn't stopping Narduzzi from exploring head coaching possibilities.

Several reports, including one from, said Narduzzi interviewed for the opening at Colorado State on Monday and it appears he is high on the list at Pittsburgh, as well.

According to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Narduzzi would be interviewed along with Marshall coach Doc Holliday. On Friday afternoon, sports anchor/reporter Rich Walsh tweeted that Narduzzi was Pittsburgh's top target.

The possibility of losing Narduzzi has seemed imminent since he turned down the job at Connecticut last year and returned to have the Spartans' defense in the top 15 in the nation this season despite losing six starters.

"You'll have opportunities just with the success we've had here at Michigan State," Narduzzi said Tuesday. "With the multiple 10-, 11-, 12-, 13-win seasons, you're going to have opportunities, and that's because of Michigan State.

"We'll deal with things like that when it's time to. … The most important thing right now is our kids and winning this football game, really. Those other things will come."