With a recent surge in coaching vacancies (Miami, Jacksonville, Penn State), it’s only natural that New York Jets coaches Brian Schottenheimer and Mike Pettine would be the subject of head coaching rumors.
Schottenheimer signed an extension last offseason and is under contract through 2013, but would not be prevented from taking a head-coaching position.
As for Pettine, his Pennsylvania background make him ripe for Nittany Lion talk.
“I’m thrilled where I am,” said Pettine, who is signed through at least 2012. “There’s not much interest there. There hasn’t been contact either way, so I think that was somebody doing the math — Pennstlvania background, opening at a Pennsylvania school. I guess the next thing is, I’ll be up for the Pitt job.”