Luke Fickell has become a high-profile name in the hiring season of college football, and been mentioned for open jobs like Southern Cal in recent weeks.

The Cincinnati coach has propelled the Bearcats into College Football Playoff contention as they’re undefeated and playing for the American Athletic Conference championship against Houston on Saturday. At a press conference on Tuesday, Fickell was asked about his interest in the suddenly open Notre Dame job since former coach Brian Kelly has left for LSU.

“I don’t know what there is to address? There is nothing,” Fickell said. “That’s the crazy thing. It’s all whatever is being said out there. There is no speculation… All I care about is the guys that sit in this room.”

Fickell is 47-14 in 5 seasons at Cincinnati. Bruce Feldman of The Athletic and FOX Sports reported that Fickell could be in the mix at Notre Dame if the Irish can wait out a possible College Football Playoff run by the Bearcats.