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By Danny Cox

The world of the NFL is full of false reports, things being taken back, and tons of wonder. One thing that is certain is when the announcement of the All-Pro teams comes out because those are set in stone. As for the world of NFL coaches and who may end up where…well, that’s a mixed bag that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense until contracts are actually signed.

DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 11:  Former Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Bill Cowher attends the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils on February 11, 2009 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin Cox/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kevin Cox/Getty Images)

Cowher now backtracks and says he is staying put behind the CBS desk

Bill Cowher recently told Newsday that he would like to come back and coach in the NFL at some point in time. Now, he insists that he’s staying put in the studio as an NFL analyst for CBS.

He said on Saturday’s “The NFL Today” on CBS that he has no plans of returning to the sidelines to coach in the NFL. He says that he plans “on being with one team, and that is this team here at CBS. I know we are going to the Super Bowl.”

A number of teams are reported to have contact Cowher so far this offseason since Black Monday when coaches were getting axed left and right.

Adrian Peterson and J.J. Watt top All-Pro teams

There was nothing keeping Adrian Peterson from being on this year’s Associated Press All-Pro Team. It’s not every year that a running back goes over 2,000 yards in a season and comes within nine yards of breaking the single-season record. He was only one of 50 players selected by a nationwide panel of media members that cover the NFL throughout each year.

Defensive end J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans was also a lock as he led the NFL with 20.5 sacks. This is Watt’s first time on the All-Pro team, but he was just one of 17 making their debuts.

“Obviously it’s a huge honor, especially for being such a young guy,” said Watt, a second-year pro. “It’s crazy to even think about. It’s very humbling and very motivating. It makes me want to do it again and again.”

Peyton Manning made his sixth All-Pro team, but his first with the Broncos. Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzales is also on his sixth All-Pro team while 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is on his fifth. San Francisco actually led the league with five players making the list of 50.

Brian Kelly won’t be heading to the NFL as he is staying at Notre Dame

Brian Kelly may have been embarrassed along with the rest of his team as Notre Dame got destroyed in the BCS Championship game against Alabama, but it didn’t make him want to leave. Kelly met with the Philadelphia Eagles about their head coaching vacancy, but turned them down and is working on an extension with Notre Dame.

A source says that there is “still some work to do” on a new contract between Notre Dame and Kelly.

There was mutual interest from both Kelly and the Eagles after the interview on Tuesday, but his decision to stay put came after “much reflection and conversation with those closest to me, I have decided to remain at Notre Dame,” said Kelly.

Notre Dame did have a 12-0 regular season record and played for its first national titled since 1988.

For more Local Football Bloggers and the latest NFL news, see CBS Sports Las Vegas.

Danny Cox knows a little something about the NFL, whether it means letting you know what penalty will come from the flag just thrown on the field or quickly spouting off who the Chicago Bears drafted in the first round of the 1987 draft (Jim Harbaugh). He plans on bringing you the best news, previews, recaps, and anything else that may come along with the exciting world of the National Football League. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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