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Penn State Coaching Search: Jim Grobe A Candidate According To Report

As Week No. 4 of Penn State's search to replace Joe Paterno as head coach comes to an end, a new name is emerging as a candidate to take the job.

The Harrisburg Patriots-News' David Jones reports Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe could be a backup-plan if acting athletic director David Joyner fails to woo Boise State's Chris Petersen or the Tennessee Titans' Mike Munchak.

Grobe just finished a 6-6 season with the Demon Deacons, good for a berth in the Music City Bowl against Mississippi State on Dec. 30. In his 11-year career at Wake Forest, Grobe is 68-66. He led the team to an Atlantic Coach Conference championship and Orange Bowl berth in 2006.

The 59-year old previously spent a stint as head coach at Ohio, where he had a 33-33-1 record in six seasons. He also made stops at Emory and Henry, Marshall and Air Force as an assistant.

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

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