Penn State Coaching Search: Mike Munchak Is Reportedly A Top Candidate

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Mike Munchak , head coach of the Tennessee Titans stands on the sidelines against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York.Tennessee won 23-17. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak is reportedly the top candidate to take over the reins at Penn State, but Munchak says he is not interested.

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak is reportedly the top candidate to take over the reins at Penn State, but Munchak says he is not interested.

"I love my alma mater, but I have no interest in being the head coach at Penn St," Munchak told The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. "I never want to leave Tennessee."

"Hopefully this will be the end of all the speculation," Munchak said. "Most of it never comes true anyway."

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first reported that Munchak is Penn State's first choice, but if Munchak is uninterested like he claims, the Post-Gazette reports that Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements is the second choice.

Clements, a native of McKees Rocks who has helped Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to an MVP-caliber season, has been interviewed twice. The first time was by conference call and the second time was via Skype.

Munchak has led Tennessee to an 8-7 record in his first season as the team's head coach, and the Titans are holding on to slim playoff hopes entering the season's final week.

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