Penn State Coaching Search: Kyle Whittingham Reportedly Contacted By Nittany Lions

Penn State has reportedly reached out to Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham about its head coaching job as the Nittany Lions search for a successor to Joe Paterno. Whittingham, who has been a mainstay at Utah, is reportedly mulling over multiple coaching gigs, though it's unclear how much interest he has in leaving Salt Lake City.

The report comes from CBS and indicates a potential darkhorse in this whole affair.

A source close to Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said he was contacted by Penn State on Saturday about its coaching vacancy. Whittingham still has interest in the Arizona State opening.

Whittingham has seemed to be content with the Utes, and figured to play a big part in his team's transition to the Pac-12. Over at our Utah blog, Block Utah, the mood is mildly concerned, with the status currently set at WHITCON 3.

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For more on the Nittany Lions, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries and SB Nation Pittsburgh, and here's our 2011 Coaching Carousel Tracker.

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