But with all of the chaos currently going on in Happy Valley, would anyone really want the job? If so, could they handle it?
Here are the three coaching options that would be best equipped to take over this program
If you want to talk about a guy who carries a lot of respect, look no further than Tony Dungy.
The likelihood of him actually becoming head coach is incredibly small, but it would be a home run of a hire.
Everyone knows him, and that includes recruits, plus he’s helped many troubled NFL stars like Michael Vick in the past. He also knows a little bit about football.
Golden was widely considered to be the favorite to succeed Paterno, but instead he took a job at Miami where he quickly found himself in a world of NCAA trouble. He was also a player for the Nittany Lions from 1988 to 1991.
He has a connection to the program, so you know he’ll put his best foot forward. Additionally, he now has experience from handling a program under investigation.
All in all, he would be the best choice for Penn State.
Schiano was an assistant at Penn State earlier in his career, has great integrity and turned around a failing Rutgers program into a respectable one.
He knows the area well having attended Bucknell University, and that helps with recruiting. He may not be the biggest name on the market, but he would be a quality hire, and he would handle this situation really well.