Rumors surrounding Charlie Strong and job openings are never going to stop, so go ahead and get used to it. The newest rumor has him as a “strong” candidate for the vacant position at Penn State. In fact, CBSSports.com is reporting that Strong is in Penn State’s top three.
School president Rod Erickson told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the school hoped to have a new coach in place by the time Penn State plays in a bowl game.
Acting athletic director Dave Joyner, a former Penn State football player, is the leader of the six-person search committee to help select a new coach. Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, Louisville head coach Charlie Strong and Virginia’s Mike London have been mentioned as possible candidates.
I’m hearing that Mullen is Penn State’s first choice, but if things fall through there, then they could quickly move on to Strong.
We’ll keep you posted.