Penn State is pressing ahead in their search for their successor to Bill O’Brien who left for the Houston Texans after two seasons in Happy Valley and one day after snow delayed the meeting, Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden interviewed for the position at his alma mater.
Rumors circulated yesterday that Penn State has offered the job to Golden, but that was proven to be untrue according to David Jones of the Harrison Patriot-News.
Source: Al Golden to inform team today that he is leaving to Penn State
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) January 4, 2014
Update 4:50 pm:
Miami AD Blake James in text to Miami Herald: “(Al Golden) is our coach & I believe he will be our coach going forward”
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 4, 2014
Golden ended the 2013 season with a dud in the Russell athletic Bowl against Louisville, but still recorded his first nine-win season with the ‘Canes and owns a career record of 49-49 with an 0-2 mark in bowl games.
Other candidates rumored to be on Penn State’s list include Mike Munchak, who was fired by the Tennessee Titans, and Vanderbilt Commodores head coach James Franklin who was passed over for the Texas Longhorns job.