With Meyer available, Penn State will have opening

The last game Urban Meyer coached for Florida was against Penn

State and Joe Paterno.

Now it’s possible Meyer could be the man to replace Paterno, the

winningest coach in Division I history, whose 46-season run with

the Nittany Lions is ending because of a child sex abuse scandal

involving a former assistant coach.

Paterno announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of

the season, though the board of trustees could cut that short.

This is certain: Penn State is going to hire a football coach

for the first time since 1966 and one of the most successful of the

last decade is available.