Penn State Coaching Search Likely to Continue as Mike Munchak Set to Interview with Detroit Lions

In a story that seems to change every day, the Penn State Nittany Lions may not be any closer to hiring a replacement for former head coach Bill O’Brien, who left last week to return to the NFL as head coach of the Houston Texans. Former Tennessee Titans head coach and Penn State alumnus Mike Munchak, who reportedly interviewed with the school on Sunday, is now set to interview with the Detroit Lions.

According to Titans Insider Jim Wyatt, Munchak will interview with the Detroit Lions on Friday. It doesn’t seem Munchak thought he’d get another shot at coaching in the NFL after being fired by the Titans over the weekend. ““I know the chances of me being a head coach again in the NFL aren’t that great,’’ he said. “Most guys get one shot.”

The Detroit Lions need a new head coach after firing Jim Schwartz after several disappointing seasons.

Munchak has been considered one of the top targets to take over at Penn State, where he played his college football and was an All-American in his senior season. His chances for landing the job at his alma mater increased over the weekend when fellow alumnus Al Golden, who is the current head coach at the University of Miami, announced his plans to remain in his current position.

Current Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin is also a candidate for the Penn State job, as is current interim coach Larry Johnson.

Be sure to continue to check out VBR for the latest news regarding the Penn State coaching search.

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Topics: Football, Mike Munchak, Penn State Nittany Lions

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