Penn State AD Dave Joyner says they plan to name new head coach in next few days

Nov 16, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions players sing the schools alma mater following the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Purdue 45-21. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Penn State football head coaching search will be coming to a close very shortly, this according to the school’s athletic director, Dave Joyner.

Last week, head coach Bill O’Brien left the program after two seasons on the job to take over as the head coach of the Houston Texans in the NFL.

As of right now, the top two candidates being considered for the coveted position are Vanderbilt Commodores head coach James Franklin and former Penn State player Mike Munchak, who was fired by the Tennessee Titans this past weekend.

Also this past weekend, Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden was under heavy consideration, although he ultimately chose to stay in the state of Florida to keep trying to rebuild the ‘Canes.

As recently as Tuesday morning, there were reports that the school had offered the job to Franklin after having a discussion with him this past Sunday, one day after he led his team to a victory in the BBVA Compass Bowl.



Topics: Football, Penn State Nittany Lions

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