Unlike Titans coach Mike Munchak, who insists that he’s not interested in becoming the next head coach at Penn State, 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman says he wants that job.
But Roman says that as long as he’s coaching a playoff team in his current job, he’s not thinking about any future jobs.
“My focus is 100 percent on winning the next game for the 49ers,” Roman said, via CSNBayArea.com. “You got to win to stay alive now, and we have to be at our best.”
Roman has no connection to Penn State (he played football at John Carroll University and then worked for the Panthers, Texans and Ravens before joining Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Stanford and then following Harbaugh to the 49ers), but he sounds like he would take on the role of Joe Paterno’s successor if it were offered to him.
“I’ve spoken with Penn State, had some discussions with them about a month ago and found everybody involved on their end to be extremely intelligent, extremely focused on finding the best person they could under the unique circumstances there at Penn State,” Roman told 97.3 ESPN radio in South Jersey. “That’s a very unique opportunity at Penn State, so that’s something I’d definitely consider strongly. But I love where I’m at right now.”