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A lot of people in these parts believed this could be JoePa's last year anyways, not just because he broke every record their is to break, but also because his health. He's not ill or anything, but he is physically weaker and really can't do as much as he used to.
Originally Posted by Tunaphish429
Now would Golden leave to become the HC of Penn State? Living in the heart of PA for most of my life, I can tell you that even back in 2008, the rumor was that Golden was next in line at Penn State and he wanted the job. The other name mentioned is Greg Schiano who also reportedly really covets the job.
It all depends on who the new AD will be though. A lot of people want Tom Bradley as the HC (and many believe he is basically the HC now anyways), but a lot of people also want to get away from the current staff. Guys like Schiano and Golden coached briefly under JoePa, but have carved their own style over the years (Golden played under JoePa, but only coached under him for 1 year. Most of his time has been under Tom O'Brien and Al Groh. Schaino was there for 5 years, but also spent time in the NFL and coaching under Butch Davis at Miami)