Mike London Denies Penn State Contacted Him About Head Coaching Job

Out of nowhere, a report emerged on Friday morning indicating Virginia head coach Mike London was contacted to gauge his interest succeeding Joe Paterno at Penn State shortly before the Board of Trustees voted to oust the Nittany Lions' long-time coach. London was reportedly uninterested in taking the job, but it created an interesting sub-plot in the Penn State story, at least for a moment.

But when asked for a statement, London completely denied ever hearing from Penn State in the first place.

"I don't even want to start to get into all that stuff like that," said London. "No, I haven't heard from them, and I don't expect to. ...

"I can tell you no one (from Penn State) has reached out to me, or talked to me. It's way, way, way, way premature for anyone to credibly think that's the case."

Probably safe to shoot this one down for now. While London may get a look in the future, it's unlikely serious discussions have taken place regarding the next coach as Penn State deals with the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

For more on the Nittany Lions, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries. Follow all of SB Nation's coverage of the Jerry Sandusky investigation in our StoryStream.

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