Titans' Munchak weighs in on Joe Pa, Penn State

Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak called the situation at Penn State "heartbreaking" and a "tragedy" in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal that has now cost legendary Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno his job after 46 seasons.

“For me this whole thing has been a horrible situation. It's been a tragedy that something like this can happen,” Munchak said. “I can't imagine what the victims and the families have been through, going through all this as you get more information.

“As far as how the university is handling it, and what Coach Paterno has decided to do, they know all the information and that's information that I think only they're aware of exactly what did go on and I think he's probably doing what he needs to do. He's probably thought of what's gone on here and I'm assuming that he's stepped back and did what he thought was best for the university and him going forward.”

Munchak played at Penn State from 1979-81, although he redshirted in 1980 with a knee injury and has maintained ties to the university from afar, with Paterno calling him when he was named the Titans head coach to offer congratulations.

“It's heartbreaking for me, and not just the football. It's the kids and their families that went through this,” Munchak said. “I can't imagine what they're dealing with."

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