Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mullen denies rumors of Penn State interview

Amid a report Friday from Blue-White Illustrated that he would interview with Penn State on Monday, Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen released a statement Friday evening saying otherwise.

Mullen denies rumors of Penn State interview

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Amid a Blue-White Illustrated report Friday that Dan Mullen would interview for the Penn State job on Monday, the current Mississippi State head football coach released a statement saying otherwise.

"Neither I, my agent nor the administration at Mississippi State University have been contacted by anybody at Penn State University," Mullen said in the statement. "I’m very happy with the direction the Mississippi State program is headed right now. I will not comment further in regards to any speculation about job openings."

--Jake Kaplan

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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