Penn State Scandal: 3 Coaches That Could Pull off Replacing Joe Paterno
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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.
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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.
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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.