Penn State Football: Titans' Munchak Reportedly Torn on Return to Alma Mater

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIIDecember 31, 2011

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 27:  Coach Mike Munchak of the Tennessee Titans smiles as he leaves the field after a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at LP Field on November 27, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans won 23-17.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Mike Munchak is torn over the possibility of taking over as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions next season according to Joe Schad of ESPN.com.

The current head coach of the Tennessee Titans and alumni of Penn State has mixed feelings on an opportunity to take over in Happy Valley.

Munchak can finish his first season as the Titans' head coach with a 9-7 record with a win in tomorrow's game against the Houston Texans.

On Wednesday, Munchak claimed that he would be remaining in Tennessee as the head coach, but Schad's source claims that he is having second thoughts.

"He loves his school and his heart is torn. He really fits what they want and need to a tee."

Munchak does fit what Penn State has been known for during the entire reign of Joe Paterno.

He played offensive guard for the Nittany Lions and became a first round draft pick for the Houston Oilers in in 1982.

He remained with the organization after his time as a player. He became the offensive assistant and quality control coach in 1994 and worked his way up to the head coach position to start off this season.

Schad has more sources that claim New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien could become coach if Munchak decides to stay in Tennessee.

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano also remains as a name thrown around to possibly take over in Penn State.