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As Bradley and Vanderlinden pursue Temple job, PSU program more up in air than ever before
December 20, 2010 - Cory Giger
Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley and linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden both have interviewed for the head coaching job at Temple, according to national college football writer Tom Dienhart from Rivals.
This makes sense and shouldn't be a surprise.
There is a huge cloud of uncertainty hovering over the Penn State football program because of Joe Paterno's health. All the assistant coaches need to be looking out for their own well being right now because none of them are guaranteed anything next season if JoePa's health forces him to retire.
As I've said several times, I believe Graham Spanier will go outside the program for the next head coach, thereby leaving everyone on the current staff in limbo.
Bradley wanted the Pitt job but was never a serious candidate. Vanderlinden was mentioned early on in connection with the Ball State job, but that school hired a coach from Elon. (Quick quiz: How many people even know what state Elon is in?)
It seems like Bradley and Vanderlinden want out. And really, who can blame them at this point? They have to look out for their futures. Both are good football men and will find jobs somewhere, and hopefully they land positions worthy of their talents.
One thing is clear: Given Paterno's health and the potential of a staff overhaul, the future of Penn State football is more up in the air than it's ever been.
(Answer to the quiz: North Carolina)