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Virginia quarterback changes commitment to Penn State

Monday, January 20, 2014, 6:51 PM
Quarterback Trace McSorley, who originally committed last July to Vanderbilt, has switched his pledge to Penn State, becoming the fourth player to follow head coach James Franklin from the Commodores to the Nittany Lions, according to a report. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound McSorley, from Ashburn, Va.,... Read more

Penn State loses highly ranked defensive tackle to Florida

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 2:04 PM
Defensive tackle Thomas Holley, who was one of the prized recruits in Penn State’s class of 2014, has withdrawn his commitment to the Nittany Lions and switched his pledge to Florida, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Holley, a four-star player from Brooklyn, N.Y., flipped... Read more

It's official: James Franklin is Penn State's new head football coach

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 12:35 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Saying he was “excited to come home,” James Franklin officially was named Saturday as the new head football coach at Penn State. Franklin, 41, a native of Langhorne, Bucks County, who coached for the last three seasons at Vanderbilt, succeeds Bill O’Brien... Read more

James Franklin officially named as Penn State's new head football coach

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 9:39 AM
It’s official. James Franklin is the new head football coach at Penn State. By a 6-0 vote Saturday morning, the compensation committee of the Penn State board of trustees approved Franklin’s contract. One member called it “an excellent contract for Penn State and for James Franklin... Read more

James Franklin officially named Penn State's new head football coach

Saturday, January 11, 2014, 9:18 AM
It’s official. James Franklin is the new head football coach at Penn State. By a 6-0 vote Saturday morning, the compensation committee of the Penn State board of trustees approved Franklin’s contract. One member called it “an excellent contract for Penn State and for James Franklin... Read more

Report: 49ers assistant Greg Roman interviews with PSU committee

Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 2:24 PM
Add one more candidates to the list of those who reportedly are seeking Penn State’s vacant head coaching position. San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, a native of Ventnor, N.J., and a Holy Spirit High School graduate, interviewed Wednesday with the university’s search... Read more

Joyner: PSU coach search "on schedule," Franklin reportedly is frontrunner

Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 3:05 PM
Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner said Tuesday that the search for a new head coach is going well and added, “I anticipate having the new head coach in place in a matter of days.” Joyner issued a statement on the university’s athletic web site updating the search to succeed... Read more

Four assistant coaches leave Penn State, expected to join O'Brien

Monday, January 6, 2014, 5:19 PM
Four members of Bill O'Brien's coaching staff at Penn State -- defensive coordinator John Butler, wide receivers coach Stan Hixon, running backs coach Charles London and safeties coach Anthony Midget -- have submitted their resignations, effective Monday, a Penn State spokesman said. Multiple reports... Read more

Golden said he is not a candidate for any head coach position

Sunday, January 5, 2014, 4:17 PM
The field of contenders to become the new head coach at Penn State was reduced by one Sunday after University of Miami head coach Al Golden said he is “not a candidate for another (coaching) position.” Golden, a former Nittany Lions player and assistant coach, was believed to have interviewed... Read more

Reports: Penn State to interview Munchak, Franklin for coach vacancy

Sunday, January 5, 2014, 1:21 PM
Penn State’s search for a new head football coach continued Sunday with interviews of former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak and Vanderbilt head man James Franklin, according to reports. ESPN reported that Munchak, who starred as a player at Penn State in 1979 and 1981, was scheduled... Read more
About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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