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 Rivals.com 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.