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.