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Virginia’s Mike London has recruiting connections in the mid-Atlantic region, a hot spot for Penn State.

Another guy to consider is Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, who has been with the Hawkeyes 13 years. Ferentz seems entrenched in Iowa City, but he went to high school in Pittsburgh and is only 56 years old. So he’s got another quarter-century ahead of him, by Penn State standards.

If the school is looking for someone with impeccable character to lead the program out of this sordid scandal, former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, could be a fit.

Still, the Meyer-to-Penn State talk had already started before Happy Valley turned gloomy. It will only get louder from here.

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