Dan Mullen Denies Penn State Interview Rumors

Dan Mullen denied rumors indicating he plans to interview for the vacant Penn State head coaching job on Friday, just hours after initial reports linking him to the job emerged. Mullen was reportedly slated to speak with Penn State about its head coaching job on Monday, though now it's unclear if an interview will take place, if the Mississippi State head coach is to be believed.

Mullen decisively told a reporter "No," when asked with the rumors were true before expanding in an interview with The Clarion-Ledger.

"Amidst all of these reports, neither myself, my agent or the administration at Mississippi State University has been contacted by anybody at Penn State," Mullen told The Clarion-Ledger. "I'm very happy of the direction the Mississippi State program is going in right now."

It's a stock denial almost every head coach uses when addressing these types of rumors, so who knows exactly what it means. 'Tis the season for coaching rumors.

For more on the Nittany Lions, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries. For more on the Bulldogs, visit For Whom The Cowbell Tolls.

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