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Everything about Al Golden fits.
He played at Penn State under Paterno.
He's a no-nonsense, business oriented coach.
He's had success at Temple.
Let me repeat: He's had success at Temple.
Golden even wears a tie each and every game just like Joe Paterno.
The only problem is that he's under contract with the Miami Hurricanes. Of course, we have seen just how "binding" those contracts can be, as coaches change locations all the time.
No one would blame Golden for leaving the Hurricanes program after being blindsided by the impending NCAA investigation involving former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro.
Golden has continually pledged his commitment to Miami, but there's no doubt the speculation will grow as the season progresses.
He would be the perfect elixir for a school in turmoil.
No, he can't right the wrongs of the current officials in charge at Happy Valley, but he would ignite instant excitement and life into the program at a time when it needs it the most.
He's a Nittany Lions blue blood, and he's a winner, but will he end up in State College?