At least two will get second interview to be Penn State's coach
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DALLAS — Penn State's coaching search will extend into the upcoming week, with at least two candidates receiving second interviews, sources told the Tribune-Review on Saturday.
Interim coach Tom Bradley and Green Bay packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements will receive another interview, and each has been vetted by Penn State officials, the sources said.
Penn State officials also hope to speak with at least one top assistant from a team playing in a BCS bowl game, though the assistant's identity and team was not known by the sources.
The vetting of Bradley and Clements is significant. Penn State officials want to be sure the top coaching candidates carry no personal baggage given the negative publicity surrounding the university and its football program because of a child sexual abuse scandal alleged to involve former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, the sources said.
The interviews, which will be conducted by acting athletic director David Joyner, could be held as early as Tuesday afternoon, the sources said.
The Nittany Lions play Houston in the TicketCity Bowl at the Cotton Bowl on Monday. The team is scheduled to return home Tuesday morning.
Joyner, who is in Dallas with the football team, declined to comment. He is part of a six-person committee formed Nov. 28 to find a replacement for Joe Paterno, who was fired Nov. 9 during his 46th season as head coach.
Joyner told the Tribune-Review on Thursday that he is "not close" to naming a successor for Paterno. Penn State president Rodney Erickson had initially said he hoped a new football coach would be hired by the team's bowl game.
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