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Pair of Penn State assistants in Temple mix

Joe Paterno, Tom Bradley

Temple’s search for a head coach to replace Al Golden appears to be ramping up in intensity, with rumor mill speculation attaching several names to the opening.

Florida offensive coordinator Steve Addazio reportedly interviewed for the job Monday, as did Owls coordinator Matt Ruhle last week.  Now comes word that a pair of Joe Paterno‘s assistants are also on the school’s radar.

According to the Patriot-News, Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Tom Bradley and linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden are on the short list of candidates to replace Golden.  Tom Dienhart of has also connected the two’s name to the Temple job.

The paper reports that it’s believed the PSU coaches spoke to Temple officials last week, before leaving with the team for the bowl trip to Florida.  It’s unclear from the report whether either of the two have officially interviewed for the job.

Bradley has spent the past 32 seasons at Penn State, while Vanderlinden has been at the school for the past 10 years.

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2 Responses to “Pair of Penn State assistants in Temple mix”
  1. smokehouse56 says: Dec 22, 2010 9:19 AM

    Don’t expect Tom Bradley to leave PSU anytime soon. He is the next Penn State head football coach.

  2. cubano76 says: Dec 22, 2010 11:57 AM

    Because Vanderlinden did SOOOO well at Maryland. Makes perfect sense.

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