Mark Richt Denies Penn State Coaching Candidate Rumors

Mark Richt has lately been the subject of rumors connecting him to the head coaching position at Penn State. Richt denied those rumors recently, however, saying that he had not heard anything from Nittany Lions officials, nor any other school looking for a new head coach. His response to the rumors: "Is that what's happening now?"

Richt has no ties to Penn State, and is only marginally tied to the midwest as a former Nebraska native. He has spent his entire coaching career in the South, where he started out as a graduate assistant at Florida State, where he would return as the team's offensive coordinator from 1990 to 2000 before assuming the head coaching position at Georgia.

Penn State has kept a tight lip on their coaching search so far. Interim head coach Tom Bradley is considered to be in the mix for the position, as is current Green Bay Packers quarterback coach Tom Clements.

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

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