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Report: Penn St Contacts Urban Meyer to Replace JoePa

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Deeper_Background, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Penn State officials reportedly have reached out to former Florida coach Urban Meyer to express interest in his taking over for Joe Paterno when the Nittany Lions` football coach decides to step down.

    University officials contacted Meyer on Sept. 25, according to Sports RappUp, a website that covers Ohio State athletics.

    Meyer met with Penn State president Graham Spanier and athletic director Tim Curley about the job while in University Park during the preseason, the website reported.

    Meyer will be part of the ABC broadcast crew calling Penn State`s game against Iowa today. http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_760826.html?_s_icmp=NetworkHeadlines
  2. suburbia

    suburbia Active Member

    It would be a great hire if they can get it. But why do this unless JoePa has announced that he is retiring in the next season or two? How long is Urban Meyer going to be willing to wait until JoePa decides he has had enough?
  3. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I can't take an Ohio State website breaking this story real seriously.
  4. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I wonder if Penn State floated this (ridiculous) story out to help with recruiting. Hear me out here. The Paterno question is just going to get louder and louder as the years pass, but if people mistakenly pick Urban Meyer as the successor, maybe it'll stem some of the losses.
  5. Quakes

    Quakes Guest

    I'm an Ohio State fan and I've never heard of that site.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Skiptomylou1-9 goes away and Deeper_Background comes back.

  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    "SportsRappUp" doesn't exactly inspire a lot of credulity, but I would certainly not be in the least bit surprised if PSU picks one of the "titanic trinity" of currently-voluntarily-retired coaches -- Meyer, Dungy or Cowher -- to replace JoePa when his time comes, as it will soon.
  8. If this is true it would be an awesome steal for PSU ... but I don't believe it.
  9. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    When the time comes, State College, Pa., will not be particularly happy with the choice. And it won't be one of the "titanic trinity."
  10. jambalaya

    jambalaya Member

    I once heard Penn State was looking at K.C. Keeler from UD as a potential JoePa replacement. Would they go down a level to make a hire?
  11. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I'd be thrilled with Galen Hall. Insert sarcasm font here.
  12. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Al Golden's name has been thrown around for at least five years in Happy Valley, much to the chagrin of the bulk of the fan base up until the last year or two. I can't imagine him turning down a chance to coach his beloved alma mater, and the Shapiro scandal should make the choice even easier.

    Tom Bradley or Jay Paterno, though, would draw ire from the fans, I think. People would like a somewhat clean break.

    And hey, Galen Hall is 14 years younger than JoePa.
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