If the tweets are true about JoePA, what is your guess for new coach..

Submitted by JJB2 on November 8th, 2011 at 1:10 PM

I hate to see him go this way, if the previous posts are true.

Maybe we can have a MgoBlog poll.

Notice I didn't mention RR....oops...just did.  Well we know that ain't happening.

I say Urban Meyer.




James Burrill Angell

November 8th, 2011 at 1:21 PM ^

Urban Meyer is going to be mentioned for every high end opening.

I wonder if Schiano is still a candidate for them?

Also, I have to wonder if Al Golden will abandon the U ship while he can. Remember, he brought the sinking ship that was Temple back to the national football conversation. Obviously Temple is the same recruiting turf for Penn State. While he was reviving Temple, I know some people mentioned him for the PSU whenever JoePa left. In the interim he took the Miami job.

biakabutuka ex…

November 8th, 2011 at 2:08 PM ^

Golden would make the most sense. He didn't sign up for the drama going on in Miami, and he doesn't seem like a Miami coach. He's also one of the coaches out there that actually believes in Penn State and would want to bring it back up from this low point in its history.

Ben from SF

November 8th, 2011 at 2:21 PM ^

Golden coached at PSU (2000) when Sandusky was allegedly assaulting minors.  He might have been part of the cover-up, and should not be allowed to be considered for the HC position until he is officially cleared.  PSU needs to go WAY outside of the family so they recruit or sell tickets again.  Money is on Urban Meyer.


November 8th, 2011 at 2:11 PM ^

i like Meyer for an un-opened job at this moment...Alabama. If the chatter is true, that Saban may be in line for an NFL coaching job next year (40-60 he goes off of limited data), than I think that is perfect for Urban...If not something big in the SEC, I don't see him coming back....esp for the BIG


November 8th, 2011 at 2:58 PM ^

Barely under .500 in two years with an organization that had salary cap problems and found out the hard way that Daunte Culpepper's knees were done.

I wouldn't call that a "total trainwreck." The worst thing about his stint there were the embarrassing pressers.

UM Fan in Nashville

November 8th, 2011 at 4:43 PM ^

I would love to see where you're hearing this one.   I've got a TON of Alabama fans and no one seems to be hearing anything about him leaving anytime soon.   

Though I wouldn't be too surprised.   Saban is the most Prideful guy and he did not do well in the NFL.   That's always been his goal, so wouldn't surprise me if the right situation popped up.  But, I just have not heard anything from the Alabama camps.   

I'm just curious.    


November 8th, 2011 at 1:58 PM ^

I don't know which program disaster I'd want to walk into between those two.  Urban generally strikes me as an all right, if wierd, guy and I imagine him not having great feeling about either of the two athletic departments right about now.


November 8th, 2011 at 1:14 PM ^

Tom Bradley.

He was one of the guys I wanted Michigan to pursue during the coaching search, and has been JoePa's heir apparent if it's not Schiano.


November 8th, 2011 at 3:15 PM ^

If it turns out that he knew nothing about what Sandusky was doing, he shouldn't be blackballed. Being able to continue the same system should help them over the next few years. Paterno's handling of this case was inexcusable but it doesn't follow that they have to rip out his entire program at the roots and start over from scratch.

My name ... is Tim

November 8th, 2011 at 3:39 PM ^

It's unfair if he wasn't involved/didn't know anything, but dem's the breaks. There's no way PSU would take the inevitably huge PR hit for hiring him, which it would, unless it could demonstrably prove that he didn't know (which they can't, because you can't prove a negative like that). 

Bradley may not deserve that, but that's what happens when you hitch your wagon to someone who comes crashing down to Earth in a well-deserved meteoric fall from grace.


November 8th, 2011 at 4:17 PM ^

Cool.  I just read that chapter 30 minutes ago.

I want me some of those.  I walk around the house in my socks because it's comfy.  But my socks get holes in them after about a week.

Where can I get some?


Wolverine Devotee

November 8th, 2011 at 1:24 PM ^

Bill Bellichick as HC

Matt Millen as OC

Rich Rod as DC

Maurice Clarrett as RB coach

Jim Tressel as Compliance Office Director

And we can't forget, Gordon "I hope Tressel doesn't fire me" Gee, as their new athletic director.


November 8th, 2011 at 1:18 PM ^

My guess is they both pursue Urban Meyer hard, who is still technically on the fence, and both fail to get him. I think he is out of coaching and just likes the attention. Al Golden, by this time, will have realized that even with the sanctions, Miami is a sleeping giant and fertile recruiting ground. Why leave and follow a coach like Joe Paterno (who's legacy has just been recently tarnished, but hey that statue ain't goin anywhere) when you can rebuild Miami and become a legend in your own right. I don't think he leaves The U unless sanctions are that bad.

Basically, I think OSU could potentially stick with Fickell or maybe steal Toledo's coach. Penn State? Who knows.


November 8th, 2011 at 1:18 PM ^

I really can't imagine Meyer or these big names going to PSU right now.  With this big of a black eye, no AD, etc the program is nuclear.

Maybe they'll hire their version of Ellerbe, someone who can dink around for a couple of years until things pass over, and then go after Meyer or Schiano.  I just can't imagine those guys even wanting to be associated with this mess right now.


November 8th, 2011 at 2:02 PM ^

I don't think RR follows the analogy. He/She means that there will be an intermediary coach, like Kiffin who came in after Carroll, and presumably there will be a a legendary type coach to come in after Kiffin to restore the glory, like Saban did for Bama. Could be misreading it though.


November 8th, 2011 at 2:16 PM ^

It is not likely that there will be a trial within the next few months, and it may well be closer to a year before the trial occurs.  They can't wait that long to act.  As a result, I agree with those who say they will have to clean house.  Further, there is no guarantee that a trial will let everyone know who was involved or that there will be a trial at all.  It seems pretty likely to me that Sandusky's lawyers will try to get a plea deal that keeps him out of a maximum security prison.


November 8th, 2011 at 1:26 PM ^

I agree with you only if the internal candidate has no knowledge or experience with the situation that caused all of this turmoil. If they all were part of it, or knew about it and did nothing, then they may completely clean house IMO...