Penn State interim coach Tom Bradley planned to hit the recruiting trail this week upon returning from a lost trip to Texas knowing full well his itinerary may change at any minute.
Nearly two months after Joe Paterno was fired, the school still hasn't settled on a permanent replacement.
''I'm going to work until the very end until they tell me I'm no longer needed,'' Bradley said Monday. ''That's what Penn State is paying me to do and what is in my heart that I am going to do. Because I love this university and I love the people.''
Bradley and most of the rest of the Penn State contingent in Dallas were scheduled to return to Happy Valley on Tuesday, a day following a 30-14 loss to No. 20 Houston at the TicketCity Bowl in Dallas. The dispiriting defeat capped a tumultuous two months that began with child sex abuse charges against retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and the ouster of Paterno in the scandal's aftermath.