Report: Ex-Titans coach Munchak to interview with Penn State

By Mike Singer |

Mike Munchak will reportedly interview with Penn State on Sunday. (USATSI)

Just one day after being ousted as the Titans coach, Mike Munchak is set to interview with Penn State on Sunday, his alma mater, according to ESPN.

Munchak spent the past 31 years with Tennessee in various capacities, and was reportedly offered the option to return as head coach of the Titans this past Friday, but had to agree to certain conditions. Some of those reportedly included having to fire longtime friends, which, Munchak evidently wasn't sold on.

The Penn State job was recently vacated after Bill O'Brien accepted the head coaching job in Houston.

It doesn't appear that Munchak would be Penn State's primary target – that distinction appears to be Miami's Al Golden or Vanderbilt's James Franklin – but Munchak wouldn't be a bad consolation prize. O'Brien left the Nittany Lions in much better shape than he found them two years ago, and State College was widely viewed as a stopover for the former New England offensive coordinator.

Penn State's next head coach is expected to be someone who intends on staying there for the long haul and cementing their legacy beyond the sanctions levied by the NCAA in the fallout of the Sandusky scandal.

The drawback to Munchak would be his lack of college experience, but that doesn't mean that Penn State shouldn't at least inquire.

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