Report: Al Golden offered Penn State job, expected to take it

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Well, that certainly escalated quickly.

Mere minutes after it was reported by various media outlets that Al Golden would be one of at least two FBS coaches who would interview for the Penn State vacancy, CaneSport.com is reporting that Golden has been offered the head-coaching job with the Nittany Lions.  More importantly if you’re a fan of either program, Golden is expected to accept the offer, the Rivals.com website reported.

The site wrote that “Golden’s representatives were working out the final details with Penn State on Friday afternoon.”  According to previous reports, Golden and Penn State were set to meet about the Nittany Lions vacancy at some point today.

There has been no official word from any parties involved regarding this development.

“Miami officials were laying the groundwork for a coaching search Friday while awaiting final word from Golden on his decision,” CaneSport.com wrote in lieu of official word from The U side.

Golden, who recently completed his third season with the Hurricanes, played his college football for the Nittany Lions and was on Joe Paterno‘s staff in 2000 as a linebackers coach.  Following Paterno’s firing in November of 2012, Golden was mentioned as a potential successor.