As a Penn State coach with NFL connections reportedly plans to leave the school, NFL coaches with Penn State connections reportedly are interested in replacing him. Especially since those two NFL coaches currently are believed to be on the hot seat.
Previously, Bucs coach Greg Schiano has denied interest in the job. Now, Titans coach Mike Munchak has done the same.
“I did not reach out to anybody, and nobody did on my behalf. And I don’t have an agent,” Munchak said Wednesday, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “They have a coach there, and I have a job here. So it’s just not true.”
Munchak needed to speak out against the report, because the last thing he needs at a time when Titans CEO Tommy Smith is agonizing about whether to keep Munchak around.
“I am fighting for this job, to make it work,” Munchak said. “I am not looking for another job, and no one is looking on my behalf. I don’t know where [the media] comes up with that kind of stuff.”
Here’s a possibility — maybe folks connected to the Penn State program are leaking the names in order to create the impression that the job is desirable. A couple of weeks ago, Texas seemed to be doing the same thing.
Two years ago, Munchak reportedly was “torn” about the school’s interest in hiring him as he completed his first year on the job in Tennessee. If Munchak ultimately is fired by the Titans and a vacancy arises at Penn State, it would make sense for the man who has worked for only one team since leaving Penn State to consider returning there.