TribLIVE

| Sports

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

At least two will get second interview to be Penn State's coach

College Football Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Rob Rossi podcasts

  • Loading...
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011
 

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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Big plays cost Steelers defense in 43-19 preseason loss at Bills
  2. Walk-off single moves Pennsylvania team into LLWS title game
  3. Strong-armed outfielder Garcia growing into all-around threat
  4. Shale gas violations down as DEP steps up inspections
  5. Pirates notebook: Hurdle’s faith in Polanco pays off
  6. Shaler man’s effort restores glory to flag display at Millvale post office
  7. MLB notebook: Dodgers voice Scully set to end 67-year run in 2016
  8. Beirut protests grow as summer garbage crisis lingers
  9. Man arrested in deputy’s ambush
  10. Shaler man charged with homicide, abuse of corpse in McKeesport woman’s death
  11. Architecture: Pittsburgh history in 10 houses