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Larry Johnson, Sr. Interviewed For Penn State Head Coach Job, According To Report

The Penn St. Nittany Lions have interviewed three potential replacements for Joe Paterno that we know of. One was Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements, and the other two have been internal candidates. The first was interim Tom Bradley, and the second, according to the Patriot-News, is defensive line coach Larry Johnson, Sr.

Sounds like it went well, too:

Dan Wetzel@DanWetzel Penn State interviewed current asst Larry Johnson Sr last Sunday per source. Top recruiter impressed, has serious shot at succeeding Paterno

Johnson, the father of former PSU and Chiefs back Larry Johnson, has been a Nittany Lions assistant for 15 years.

Penn State appears to be in no great hurry to replace Paterno. They've got a complicated hire to make, as they're facing questions of just how important football should be for the school's future.

Related: Jerry Sandusky fallout, replacing Joe Paterno, and Penn State's movement to support sexual abuse survivors. For more on the Nittany Lions, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries. More college football news.