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Penn State AD Dave Joyner: "Search Progressing Very Well"

Amidst all the rumors flying around the internet and specifically Twitter about how the search for a head coach at Penn State is going, the school decided to release a statement on Tuesday. Acting AD Dave Joyner released a statement in an attempt to update the public on the process.

“The search for the new leader of the Penn State football program is progressing very well. We are on schedule and I anticipate having the new head coach in place in a matter of days. The search is robust as we anticipated it would be and we have an excellent pool of candidates. I have heard from many coaches, or their representatives, who have expressed their interest in the position.”

This statement really didn’t give the public much information at all and failed to clear up any of the questions that many people have. The statement was similar to the one Joyner made in a news conference last Thursday. In the most recent statement, he reiterated the fact that he expects the coach to be named soon. Just as last week, he used the words “matter of days.”

When former head coach Bill O’Brien left the school last week to coach the Houston Texans in the NFL, speculation started swirling about who would be his replacement.

Currently, the list of replacements include former Tennesse Titans head coach and Penn State alum Mike Munchak, current Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin and current interim head coach Larry Johnson.

Franklin and Munchak both interviewed for the position on Sunday. Reports say that Johnson is expected to interview for the position, but there’s been no confirmation if that has happened yet.

Obviously, this story is full of twists and turns. Stay with VBR for the very latest information.

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