Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden has reportedly been offered Penn State’s open position, according to CaneSport.com.
CaneSport has confirmed that Al Golden has been offered the head coaching job at Penn State. While expected to take it, no word yet from Al
— CaneSport (@CaneSport) January 3, 2014
Golden has been rumored to be on the radar of the Nittany Lions since Bill O’Brien left for the Houston Texans. For the past three years, the former Penn State tight end (1987-91) has navigated the Canes through the cloud of NCAA sanctions.
While at Miami, he has led the program to a 22-15 overall record. This past season was his best yet, finishing with a 9-4 record.
Prior to taking over the Hurricanes, Golden began his head coaching career at Temple from 2006-10.
*UPDATE* Shortly after CaneSport.com announced that Golden had been offered, David Jones, columnist for The Harrisburg Patriot-News, reported that the university had yet to offer. He does state, however, that the program has an “intense interest” in Golden.
— David Jones (@djoneshoop) January 3, 2014