Three of the four teams with which Austin has interviewed have already made their selections.
Once Austin speaks to the Broncos, he will have interviewed with five teams.
Former Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone interviewed for the Chicago Bears’ job as did Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin.
By the end of the week, Austin will have already interviewed with San Francisco, Buffalo, Atlanta (twice) and Chicago.
The Buffalo Bills are scheduled to interview two more coaching candidates before taking a wait-and-see approach to determine whether to expand their search next week, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press on Friday.
This season was the first for Austin as a coordinator in the NFL.
A seven-year veteran, Forte has racked up 932 yards on 230 carries this season.
Austin smiled at the question of whether he would be interested in the Michigan job.
“I wouldn’t allow that,” Lombardi said with a smile.
“He deserves a lot of credit,” safety James Ihedigbo said.