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.
#PennState AD says they anticipate having new head coach in place in just a matter of days.
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) January 7, 2014
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.