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Report: Penn State to Interview Mike Munchak

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Penn State alumnus and former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak will interview today for the school’s head coaching vacancy.

For the past few days, Penn State’s coaching vacancy has looked like it would come down to Miami head coach Al Golden and Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin, and Munchak has been off the radar because he was still the head coach of the Titans.

However, Tennessee fired Munchak yesterday afternoon after three years and a 22-26 record as the team’s head coach. Munchak has been with the organization ever since it drafted him with the 8th overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft.

A former All-American in Happy Valley, Munchak was an offensive lineman for Penn State from 1978-1981, was drafted by the then-Houston Oilers in 1982, and played for the team until 1993. He was a nine-time Pro Bowler and a ten-time All-Pro as a player.

Munchak was hired as an offensive assistant for the Oilers/Titans in 1994, became the team’s offensive line coach in 1997, and held the position until he was named head coach in 2011.

The university reportedly met with Golden yesterday, and will meet with Franklin today. Athletic Director David Joyner said earlier this week that the search will be counted “as a matter of days rather than a matter of weeks.” With the school apparently targeting three people, it looks like Joyner’s prediction may come true in the coming days.

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