TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

'Good shot' for Vanderbilt's Franklin to become Penn State's coach

College Football Videos

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, 9:03 p.m.
 

The Penn State coaching search is moving toward resolution, with Vanderbilt's James Franklin emerging as a top candidate.

The Washington Post quoted an unnamed source Wednesday saying Franklin had a “good shot” of being hired by Penn State.

Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams told WGFX-FM in Nashville, “There will always be people who want what you want. Successful people and programs have to understand that's what you live with.”

San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman interviewed for the vacant job, according to separate reports from CBS and ESPN. Roman has 16 years of experience as an NFL assistant and was the offensive coordinator at Stanford from 2009-10.

Roman was a candidate during Penn State's coaching search two years ago. He told Comcast SportsNet then: “A job like Penn State is a lifetime job. That's a job, if I were to become the head coach there, I wouldn't leave there.”

Miami athletic director Blake James, meanwhile, told the Miami Herald, “I believe (Al Golden) will be our coach going forward.” Golden, who interviewed with Penn State on Saturday, said as recently as Monday he was “not a candidate for another position.”

But a TV station in Philadelphia and a radio station in Florida reported Golden is not out of the running.

Another coach who has been interviewed by Penn State, former Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak, interviewed with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

Chris Adamski is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at cadamski@tribweb.com or via Twitter @C_AdamskiTrib.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers won’t negotiate Roethlisberger extension until after season
  2. Steelers cut linebacker Kion Wilson, sign cornerback Toler
  3. Federal judge denies Spanier bid to halt criminal case
  4. ’80s, ’90s kids show ‘Cappelli and Company’ finds new life on TV, online
  5. Monroeville oxycodone dealer to spend 10 years in prison
  6. Performers create Princess magic for balls and birthdays
  7. Five questions facing Steelers entering training camp
  8. Ohio exhibit on real Johnny Appleseed will hit the road
  9. South Fayette High School backs out of federal lunch program
  10. Penn State to announce new athletic director
  11. LaBar: John Cena leaving WWE for Hollywood?
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.