Munchak not interested in Penn State coaching job
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DALLAS -- Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak said this morning that he is not interested in becoming the next head coach at Penn State.
"I have a great deal of respect for Penn State and I hope they find a great coach there, but I am happy where I'm at," Munchak told The Tennessean of Nashville.
"I love my alma mater, but I have no interest in being the head coach at Penn State," he said. "I never want to leave Tennessee."
Sources told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday night that Munchak, a Scranton native, was the top pick of the search committee trying to hire a replacement for Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno.
Paterno was fired 50 days ago in wake of the child sexual abuse scandal involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
Munchak, 51, is a former Nittany Lions offensive lineman and Pro Football Hall of Famer who has spent his entire professional career, as a player and coach, with the Titans/Houston Oilers franchise since leaving Penn State after the 1981 season.
Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements, a native of McKees Rocks, remains in the running for the Penn State job. Former NFL coach Eric Mangini, currently an NFL analyst for ESPN, also has been mentioned as a possibility.
First Published December 28, 2011 12:00 am