Despite a lot of word the last two days about the Penn State Nittany Lions vacant head coaching position being virtually given to Miami Hurricanes head coach–and Penn State alum–Al Golden, the school will interview two very high-profile candidates on Sunday in Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin and another alum, Mike Munchak.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen says Mike Munchak is interviewing for Penn State job today. Vanderbilt’s James Franklin also reportedly interviewing.
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Munchak was fired on Saturday by the Tennessee Titans after three seasons, which doesn’t make this much of a surprise at all that he’s going to get a fair shake at the job. I’m sure that Penn State was planning around Munchak possibly staying in Tennessee, but now they can add him back into the fold.
Franklin, the hot name all over the coaching circles, has been a rumored candidate since the day the job opened up last week. He’s a Pennsylvania native and has done something that most saw as impossible–he made Vanderbilt relevant in the SEC.
As of this moment, Golden, Munchak and Franklin seem to be the only candidates up for the job, so a decision may be coming shortly after the interviews conclude.