Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell confirmed Wednesday that he will not be a candidate for the head coaching position at BYU.

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Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell confirmed after practice on Wednesday that he will not pursue the head coaching job at Brigham Young University

Bevell had been mentioned as a candidate to replace Bronco Mendenhall, who announced last week he is leaving for Virginia. Seattle coach Pete Carroll earlier Wednesday said he had talked with BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe but that the timing was not right for Bevell to be considered for the job now.

Bevell after practice then reiterated that he wants to stay with the Seahawks for now.

“Well I want to be a head coach,” said the 45-year-old Bevell. “That’s definitely true. But right now there is no good time for us right now. We are doing things that we want to do. Doing things that have really been unprecedented with obviously going to two Super Bowls and we are going to make a push to continue o do that and I want to be apart of it and I want to be here and I am focused on what we are doing and the Baltimore Ravens is the next game on tap.”

Assistants for highly-successful teams can often run into the issue of the timing being bad to leave for a head coaching job. But Bevell said he’s confident his time will come eventually.

“I know if I do my job at a high level than those things will come,” Bevell said. “And that’s what I focus on the most and some time that opportunity is going  to come and I will be able to get a chance to do it.’’

Bevell indicated that an NFL head coaching job might be his preference.

Asked if he would have interest in a college job he said “some, yes. I would be selective.”

Bevell has been Seattle’s offensive coordinator since 2011 and has not been a head coach at any level. He has been an assistant in the NFL since entering the league in 2000 with the Green Bay Packers.