Bo Pelini Denies Penn State Coaching Candidate Rumors

Now that Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak is off the Penn St. Nittany Lions list after twice denying interest, attention turns to a pretty short range of candidates. The biggest name left is Nebraska Cornhuskers coach Bo Pelini, who's changed jobs five times since 2000 and just lost brother and defensive coordinator Carl Pelini to FAU.

Pelini didn't exactly say he's a Nebraska lifer, but he did refute reports that he's looking around:

"Is that to say that I'd never go someplace else?" he said. "You never say never."

He paused.

"It's kind of a crazy deal that people say I'm out looking around," he said. "I'm not out looking around. I'm doing my job."

Unless Penn State is going to pull a stunning hire out of nowhere, Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements could be about as exciting as this is going to get. One more suggestion to consider, as recommended by Bruce Feldman, is Florida International coach Mario Cristobal.

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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