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Report: WVU set to hire former Penn State DC Tom Bradley

With one opening left on his West Virginia staff, Dana Holgorsen is reportedly looking at one of the most veteran and accomplished coaches still residing on the coaching unemployment line.

Citing “industry sources,” WVMetroNews.com is reporting that former Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley has agreed to join Holgorsen in Morgantown.  The website reports that an official announcement is scheduled to be made next week ahead of the start of spring practice.

What Bradley’s title will be remains unknown, although it won’t be solo coordinator as Holgorsen Friday confirmed that safeties coach Tony Gibson, as had previously been reported, has been promoted to DC.

Bradley spent 21 seasons on Joe Paterno‘s Nittany Lions coaching staff, with five years of his first seven years on the offensive side of the ball.  The coach nicknamed “Scrap” took over outside linebackers in 1985, a title he held until 1995 when he moved to the secondary for the next four years.  In 2000, Bradley replaced Jerry Sandusky as coordinator, a job he remained in until 2011.

Bradley was named interim head coach following Paterno’s dismissal, but was not retained by new Nittany Lions head coach Bill O’Brien.  He has spent the past two seasons in the broadcast side of the game.

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8 Responses to “Report: WVU set to hire former Penn State DC Tom Bradley”
  1. musketmaniac says: Feb 21, 2014 4:40 PM

    wow was our defense that bad last year. shyt I guess it was. the stains of pedarass u have reached Morgantown. oh well we’ll survive.

  2. dietrich43 says: Feb 21, 2014 4:56 PM

    Well, we know he won’t report anything illegal… so, WVU has that going for them.

  3. gripless says: Feb 22, 2014 7:08 AM

    Nice to hear this guy gets a chance to get his life back together.

    Too bad all the haters with limited intelligence will rail this guy given they have no life.

    Mauldog, musketmaniac and dietrich43, you all suck. Get a life!

  4. jackericsson says: Feb 22, 2014 12:56 PM

    Tom Bradley is a HUGE get for the Mountaineers! For both recruiting Western PA and all of PA, and his Defensive coaching ability. The offenses of the Big 12 will be a test of his abilities and I hope he stays in Morgantown for a long time!

  5. musketmaniac says: Feb 22, 2014 2:03 PM

    lol, he wont even be a full time defensive coordinator. Sandusky has taken his big boy pants with him to prison. Now Tommy is playing second fiddle.

  6. musketmaniac says: Feb 22, 2014 2:11 PM

    gripe, must be a happy valley alum. must be alright to serve children up for leisure/pleasure. Don’t worry gripe, he won’t last long, there are already a half dozen petitions to send his rear packing. once his head coach sobers up or gets fired. The latter almost a guarantee.

  7. theageofquarrel says: Feb 25, 2014 12:30 PM

    West Virginia!! Where it’s all relative

  8. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: Mar 11, 2014 10:33 AM

    I am thinking that if he was involved in the scandal he be right beside the other defendants in court over this case. To put this in prospective its like saying if your boss committed a crime all of his co-workers and subordinates and you would be a criminal also!

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