Not really, but the PG is reporting Joe is saying Bradley should be seriously considered for the Pitt job (cue the Fugi meltdown). This is weird though because I can't recall ever really publicly pushing any of his guys, especially his righthand man, for a job.
Penn State coach Joe Paterno said today that Pitt should consider hiring Tom Bradley, his long-time defensive coordinator, as its new head coach.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11002/1115147-100.stm#ixzz19v9qr7MX
Smizik is on it as well.
Tom Bradley, the long-time and highly regarded Penn State assistant coach has gone from off the list of candidates to be Pitt's next coach to -- it would seem -- near the top.
Although Bradley was not granted an interview when the job first opened, and was briefly filled by Michael Haywood, his candidacy -- now that the job has reopened following the firing of Haywood -- is getting a boost not only from Penn State coach Joe Paterno but from, of all people, Pitt athletic director Steve Pederson.
In Paul Zeise's Redshirt Diary blog at post-gazette.com, Pederson said, Bradley would be a ``very strong and very attractive candidate.''