Monday, April 27, 2015

Report: Penn State to interview Packers QB coach

Penn State acting athletic director Dave Joyner is set to interview Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements on Friday, USA Today reported Friday.

Report: Penn State to interview Packers QB coach

Penn State acting athletic director Dave Joyner is expected to interview Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements on Friday, USA Today reported Friday.

The USA Today story described Clements, who hails from McKees Rocks in Western Pennsylvania, as a "leading candidate" to succeed the recently fired Joe Paterno as Penn State's next head football coach. The interview was expected to take place over the phone.

Since 2006, Clements, 58, has been with the Packers, coaching stars Brett Favre and now Aaron Rodgers. Before joining Green Bay, Clements was an assistant at Notre Dame and then with the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills. He played quarterback at Notre Dame in the early 1970s and then in the Canadian Football League from 1975-1987

Joyner is also expected to interview interim head coach Tom Bradley on Friday, according to multiple media outlets. 

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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.

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