Friday, February 12, 2016

Odds on the identity of PSU football coach

Urban Meyer is the 2-1 favorite to become Penn State's next head football coach, according to

Odds on the identity of PSU football coach


Former Florida coach Urban Meyer is the 2-1 favorite to become Penn State's next head football coach, according to odds published Friday by

Here are the other candidates mentioned by the web site as possible successors to Joe Paterno. All are head coaches; their current schools are in parentheses:

Al Golden (Miami) 9-2

Mike London (Virginia) 5-1

Kevin Sumlin (Houston) 11-2

Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern) 6-1

Dan Mullen (Mississippi State) 8-1

Kirk Ferentz (Iowa) 8-1

Tom Bradley (Penn State)  10-1

Chris Peterson (Boise State) 10-1

Greg Schiano (Rutgers) 25-1.

The web site listed former college and NFL head coach, and current ESPN broadcaster, Jon Gruden at 50-1.

--Joe Juliano


Inquirer Staff Writer
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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

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