The Penn St. Nittany Lions contacted Virginia Cavaliers coach Mike London about replacing Joe Paterno, the Washington Post reports. Contact was made by Steve A. Garban, chairman of Penn State’s Board of Trustees, Wednesday before Paterno was fired, according to the report.
You won't be shocked to note London would reportedly prefer to continue rebuilding his home state's program rather than wade into the worst mess in college sports history, but if the report is accurate, then it's good to know what Penn State wants in its next coach, I guess.
Outside of a few stints in the pros and at other schools, London has very rarely left Virginia as a coach. He also worked as a Richmond police detective, which you can imagine would set some minds at ease in State College.
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