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Munchak says he has 'no interest' in Penn St. job

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Titans coach Mike Munchak on Wednesday reiterated that he will not leave Tennessee to coach Penn State, telling The Tennessean that he has "no interest" in the Nittany Lions job.

ESPN reported earlier that the 51-year-old Munchak is among the top candidates to replace Joe Paterno at Penn State University.

"I love my alma mater, but I have no interest in being the head coach at Penn State," Munchak said, according to a tweet on Tennessean reporter Jim Wyatt's Twitter page. "I never want to leave Tennessee."

On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Munchak and Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements are being pursued by the Nittany Lions.

Munchak, a native of Scranton, PA, played for Paterno in the late 70s and early 80s.

Munchak was named the Titans head coach in February.  Right now, the team is on the verge of a possible playoff appearance.

Penn State fired Paterno in November amid allegations of child sex abuse against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

Copyright 2011 WSMV. All rights reserved. ESPN and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contributed to this report.

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