Mike Munchak Turns Down Penn State Coaching Job

After it was reported that Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak was the leading candidate for the Penn St. Nittany Lions head coaching position, Munchak flatly denied any interest in the position on Wednesday.

Speaking with Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, Munchak officially turned down the "offer."

"I have a great deal of respect for Penn St and I hope they find a great coach there. But I am happy where I'm at. I love my alma mater, but I have no interest in being the head coach at Penn St. I never want to leave Tennessee."

Munchak is a Penn State alum but he has been a member of the Titans organization as a player or coach since 1982.

Munchak also said he's never talked to anyone at the school about the job officially.

According to the Post-Gazette, who reported Munchak was the lead candidate for the job, Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements appears to be the second choice. Clements is a former Notre Dame quarterback and previously spent time as the Pittsburgh Steelers QB coach.

Related: Jerry Sandusky fallout, replacing Joe Paterno, and Penn State's movement to support sexual abuse survivors. For more on the Nittany Lions, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries. More college football news.

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