Penn State is looking for a "highly ethical" football coach who values academics and can win football games, acting athletic director Dr. David Joyner said. In other words, "a real warrior."
In an interview posted at Penn State's website www.gopsusports.com, Joyner touched on a number of topics, including the coaching search, bowl possibilities and the role of the six-person search committee he chairs.
Joyner said interest in the job has been high, with contact coming from a variety of a candidates. Penn State has scheduled an interview with interim head coach Tom Bradley, and, according to the web site www.fightonstate.com, will interview Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen next week.
"There is not a lack of interest in Penn State football, I can tell you that," Joyner said.
Joyner, an orthopedic surgeon who played football and wrestled at Penn State, defined a variety of traits the program seeks in a coach.
"No. 1, [we're looking for] a highly ethical coach who has a great backgr...