Posted December 28, 2011

Mike Munchak Has “No Interest” In Penn State Coaching Position


Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak has “no interest” in becoming the next head coach at Penn State University, according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

It was reported today that Munchak had emerged as Penn State’s top choice to replace Joe Paterno as the Nittany Lions’ next head coach. Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements also ranks highly with the school’s search committee, and may now become the favorite with Munchak out of the running.

Munchak has led the Titans to an 8-7 record through 15 games in his first year at the helm in Tennessee. The former offensive lineman played with the Houston Oilers franchise from 1982-1993, and has been a coach with the Oilers/Titans in some form since 1994.

Penn State is looking to fill their head coaching position for the first time since 1965 after longtime head coach Joe Paterno was fired due to the Jerry Sandusky sexual assault scandal. Paterno became college football’s all-time winningest coach while at Penn State, posting a record of 409-136-3.