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Penn State Coaching Search: Players Sound Off

Penn State players have spent the past couple of weeks finishing up their classes for the semester and practicing ahead of their TicketCity Bowl matchup with Houston on Jan. 2 in Dallas. They've also been keeping an eye on the program's coaching search, however, as acting athletic director David Joyner and his six-person search committee considers candidates to replace Joe Paterno.

Fullback Joe Suhey kept his thoughts on the matter to himself at the team's bowl media day on Monday.

"That's a tough decision that as to be made by the committee, so we don't worry about it," Suhey said.

Others weren't so reserved about their thoughts.

Sophomore running back Silas Redd is ready to know the direction of the program.

"I can only speak for myself, but we'd like to know now," Redd said at media day. "But I'm not a part of the committee, I don't have anything to do with it. I've just got to play football."

Redd's teammate, recent-graduate Chima Okoli, took things a step further on media day.

"They're killing the program by dragging this out," Okoli said, quoted by Lions 247 on Twitter.

Clearly, players have ranging opinions on the situation. It'll be interesting to see how they react to the ongoing search moving forward.

For the latest on the Penn State coaching search, stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh.

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