According to a story penned by Bob Cohn and Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune – Review, representative’s of Penn State s search committee and University of Miami head coach Al Golden will meet today at an undisclosed location in South Florida to talk about the head coach opening in State College.
All indications are that Golden is the front runner for the job and the Penn State representatives could make him an offer as soon as today.
Several websites have reported that Golden was offered the job, but as of Friday night that was not confirmed. Golden, a former Penn State player and one-year assistant under Joe Paterno, is among the candidates to replace Bill O’Brien.
Penn State’s six-member search committee, chaired by athletic director Dave Joyner, planned to interview Golden on Friday but was delayed in getting to South Florida because of weather-related travel problems, a source told the Tribune-Review. ESPN.com reported Golden would speak to the search committee, quoting him as saying, “It would be coming home.”
Golden, 44, played tight end for Penn State from 1989-91 and was linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator in 2000. After rebuilding the Temple program, he has coached at Miami for three seasons, compiling a 22-15 record while dealing with a university-imposed bowl ban for two seasons that stemmed from NCAA violations committed before his arrival. More…