Report: Penn State assistant a 'strong candidate' for Virginia opening
Penn State is already replacing one key defensive staff member, and another assistant is reportedly in the mix for a head coaching job.
During the week, defensive coordinator Brent Pry officially left to take the head coaching position at Virginia Tech. Pry will get his shot to lead a team, but it leaves the Nittany Lions in search of a DC.
James Franklin might need to replace more than just his DC when it is all said and done this cycle. According to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, co-DC Anthony Poindexter will be interviewed by Virginia for the Cavaliers’ vacancy.
Poindexter was a star for Virginia during his playing days and is a “very strong candidate” for the opening, per Rittenberg:
Sources: #Virginia is expected to meet with #PennState co-defensive coordinator Anthony Poindexter in Las Vegas to discuss the school’s head-coaching position. Poindexter, a former Virginia All-America safety and assistant coach, is considered a very strong candidate for the job.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) December 6, 2021