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Penn State Football Coach Search: Greg Roman The Latest Name To Emerge

Are you starting to get the sense the Penn St. Nittany Lions are looking through the NFL ranks for their next head coach? I'm sort of getting that picture. In addition to Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, let's add San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, according to Tom Dienhart:

Tom Dienhart@BTNTomDienhart I have learned 49ers OC Greg Roman is a candidate for the Penn State job. He interviewed a month ago and recently talked again with PSU.

Roman followed Jim Harbaugh to San Fran from the Stanford Cardinal. That stint made for his only apparent college experience, as he's also coached with the Panthers, Texans and Ravens.

Maybe the plan is to attempt to convince the NCAA that Penn State is actually a NFL team?

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