I 'd lioke PSU to take a hard look at the Greg Randall, Boise State coach.
Experienced at the helm, proven recruiter, proven talent developer. I kind of look at him in the Tom Ryan mold, what he accomplished from scratch at Hofstra and where he's taken OSU with the talent in the state. As Terp stated, the head coach is not the team technician, he needs a talented coaching staff. I'm not so sure the existng PSU staff is the best it can be.
I also think Brands would rather get the Illini job, close to his midwest roots versus coming out east.