Nov 16, 2013; Durham, NC, USA; Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden on the sidelines against the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Al Golden Could Meet With Penn State Friday

News broke this afternoon that current Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin has an interview scheduled with the Penn State Nittany Lions on Sunday for the vacant head coaching job. A more recent report from ESPN’s Joe Schad suggests that current University of Miami head coach and PSU Alum, Al Golden, could meet with Penn State even sooner than Franklin.

Schad sent a Tweet about the news Friday afternoon.

Golden would be the ultimate “Penn State Guy” to take over the job. He played for the Nittany Lions under Joe Paterno from 1987-1991. He also worked on Paterno’s staff as a linebackers coach in 2000. He has head coaching experience at Temple and Miami and should be able to continue the recruiting success that former head coach Bill O’Brien had already started.

Penn State’s most important player, quarterback Christian Hackenberg, who’s rumored to be on the fence pending a coaching decision, should be familiar already with Golden. According to Schad, the talented signal-caller was recruited to Miami by Golden.

Golden just finished his third season with the Hurricanes and has compiled a record of 22-15.

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