Penn State Rumors: Nittany Lions Offer Al Golden Job, Would Ensure Smooth Transition

By Phil Naegely
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This week former Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien was introduced by the Houston Texans as their new head coach. With the vacancy, there are now many rumors swirling around about a potential replacement at Happy Valley. One of those on the list is alumnus Al Golden. There have been numerous reports stating that Golden was heading up to the campus for an interview, and just recently that the university has extended an offer to him.

As Joe Schad pointed out via Twitter, the support to hire Golden seems to be growing in Penn St. circles.

— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 3, 2014

As stated above, Golden could be interviewing with the school today. Like O’Brien, Golden understands the Penn St. way and their value of both academics and athletics. Because of this, the school’s football team should not experience a drop in excellence on or off the field.

Late Friday, CaneSport reported that Golden has been offered the job, and is expected to take the position.

Nonetheless, this decision seems like a no-brainier for both Golden and the school, alike. Golden would return back to Happy Valley and have the honor and responsibility of coaching his alma mater. For Penn St., they would have a coach whose familiar with the university. Likewise, Golden turned around a dismal Temple program before moving on to Miami.

All signs are pointing to Golden and Penn St. reuniting. This is nothing but good news for the fans, players and the university as a whole.

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