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Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements wants Penn State job

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Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements is throwing his hat in the ring to replace Joe Paterno as the head coach at Penn State.

Clements has sent a resume to Penn State’s six-member search committee, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Clements has been the quarterbacks coach in Green Bay since 2006, Aaron Rodgers‘ second season, and Rodgers certainly looks like he’s been well-coached by Clements. So that would have to be considered a positive for him.

Although Clements has no ties to Penn State, he did grow up in Western Pennsylvania. Clements was a college quarterback at Notre Dame and had a long career in the Canadian Football League. His NFL playing career consisted of one game with the Chiefs in 1980. His first coaching job was as an assistant at Notre Dame, and since then he’s been on the staff of the Saints, Chiefs, Steelers and Bills before joining the Packers.

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31 Responses to “Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements wants Penn State job”
  1. schmitty2 says: Dec 6, 2011 2:55 PM

    good coach but my gut tells me Rodgers can survive without him

  2. bopar411 says: Dec 6, 2011 2:57 PM

    The Packers are gonna face the prospect of losing coaches. That’s the way it is. Whether Clements gets the Penn State job or not, it’s the inevitable result of winning at a high level in the NFL.

  3. 46defense says: Dec 6, 2011 3:05 PM

    @bopar – Agreed, Capers is eventually a goner. McCarthy is the real mastermind on offense, plus with the talent he has at QB and WR coaches leaving won’t affect them on offense.

  4. gnarlswoodson says: Dec 6, 2011 3:08 PM

    oh no! what ever will we do without aaron rodgers personal ball washer??

  5. almighty1 says: Dec 6, 2011 3:09 PM

    Oh boy! I didn’t know they were accepting applications. Just emailed mine. Can’t wait to follow a legendary coach amidst heavy scrutiny and likely NCAA sanctions. Sign me up.

  6. derekjetersmansion says: Dec 6, 2011 3:12 PM

    I love how he sent in his resume like any other job-seeker.

    “So, I see on your resume that you have been with Green Bay Packers recently. What is that like?”

  7. ericjshelton says: Dec 6, 2011 3:12 PM

    NO!!!!!! please wait and come to Jacksonville as the OC. PLEASE

  8. orangeflh says: Dec 6, 2011 3:19 PM

    It wouldn’t much matter to the Packers. MM is the offensive mastermind.

  9. spikedavis44 says: Dec 6, 2011 3:19 PM

    No disrespect to Clements, but Pennsylvania already has one former Packers QB coach heading up the Eagles and we’re all tired of him. I prefer an offensive coordinator to balance out the defense-heavy tradition at PSU.

  10. sbxxix says: Dec 6, 2011 3:21 PM

    Tom Clements resume to get any coaching Job:

    -Aaron Rodgers…

    Job offered

  11. kevpft says: Dec 6, 2011 3:24 PM

    The best thing Penn State can do is look for people with no ties to Penn State. They need change now, not continuity. Strong medicine, not comfort.

  12. realitypolice says: Dec 6, 2011 3:25 PM

    Yeah? So do I.

    I put our chances at about even.

  13. willyalistentothis says: Dec 6, 2011 3:27 PM

    It will be more lucrative for him to put his law degree to use if he is looking for a job at Penn St.

  14. packattack1967 says: Dec 6, 2011 3:40 PM

    bopar411 says: Dec 6, 2011 2:57 PM

    The Packers are gonna face the prospect of losing coaches. That’s the way it is. Whether Clements gets the Penn State job or not, it’s the inevitable result of winning at a high level in the NFL.
    _______________

    Really? Who left last year?

  15. rexismybff says: Dec 6, 2011 3:40 PM

    He’s a great coach. Did good work in Pittsburgh.

    Packer fans are fat.

  16. fastwillie39 says: Dec 6, 2011 3:44 PM

    Tom Clements is a good guy and good coach, did wonders with average talent in some of his jobs, he can do better than Penn State, next OC for a contending team

  17. 46defense says: Dec 6, 2011 3:48 PM

    How will that interview go…

    “Will you report any suspected child abuse?”

    “Yes.”

    “Welcome aboard!”

  18. fragorock says: Dec 6, 2011 3:49 PM

    you won’t get a scandal outta any packer coaches. great choice

  19. otistaylor89 says: Dec 6, 2011 3:49 PM

    Threw one of the greatest passes in my 40 years of watching football – 3rd and 9 from end zone 1974 Sugar Bowl, Ara beats Bear 24-23.

    In the Top 10 college games I’ve ever seen.

  20. medtxpack says: Dec 6, 2011 4:02 PM

    @packattack1967

    Jimmy Robinson our WR coach left last year for the same posistion in Dallas, he is old friends with Garrett from their days with the G-Men. Its also why we Edgar Bennett to WR coach from RB coach, he is being tailored to be an OC.

  21. righton989 says: Dec 6, 2011 4:06 PM

    And for Jerry to be his DC to scout and groom young talent.

  22. lilrob10201 says: Dec 6, 2011 4:21 PM

    packattack1967 says:
    Dec 6, 2011 3:40 PM
    bopar411 says: Dec 6, 2011 2:57 PM

    The Packers are gonna face the prospect of losing coaches. That’s the way it is. Whether Clements gets the Penn State job or not, it’s the inevitable result of winning at a high level in the NFL.
    _______________

    Really? Who left last year?
    ———————————
    The Packers were not winning at a high level last season (even though they won the superbowl ).

  23. lbijake says: Dec 6, 2011 4:24 PM

    I guess this means he wouldn’t keep Jay Paterno as his qb coach??

  24. beedubyatoo says: Dec 6, 2011 4:30 PM

    Should be NFL teams. Then again, there won’t be any FL teams playing in the playoffs in January either.

  25. chris6523 says: Dec 6, 2011 4:31 PM

    He’s been around a long time and never a head coach at any level. Probably about time the guy gets a shot somewhere.

    BTW, still a little to soon for Penn State and job to be in the same sentence.

  26. jeffro33 says: Dec 6, 2011 5:09 PM

    Penn State could use a good QB coach to take over, all scrutiny and potential sanctions aside.

    Their last good QB? Kerry Collins, 16 years ago.

  27. 187onsandusky says: Dec 6, 2011 5:40 PM

    But this would ruin our tradition of getting highly skilled HS Qb’s and not developing them!

  28. willjasper says: Dec 6, 2011 5:54 PM

    If Clements hangs around, he may have a shot at the Indianapolis head coach job. The development of Aaron Rodgers would be a strong incentive for the team taking Andrew Luck.

  29. pacificajim says: Dec 6, 2011 6:01 PM

    I went to high school with Tom Clements. Good guy. He will continue to be successful no matter where he ends up.

  30. rafterman1957 says: Dec 6, 2011 6:23 PM

    The NCAA legal team is working over time to find a way to suspend Penn State, and rightfully so.

  31. stockdogdca says: Dec 6, 2011 7:31 PM

    Clements rightfully should get the job and ride the “Packer Wave” while he can.

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