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Brandon Wade, Associated Press
Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin (11) looks to make a pass as assistant coach Jay Paterno, rear, looks on during an NCAA college football practice, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Dallas. Penn State is scheduled to face Houston in the TicketCity Bowl on Jan. 2.

DALLAS — Monday's TicketCity Bowl against No. 20 Houston might be the last time longtime defensive coordinator Tom Bradley paces the Penn State sideline.

The speculation surrounding the school's search to replace fired coach Joe Paterno continues to overshadow an otherwise intriguing matchup between Penn State's stingy defense and Houston's high-octane offense featuring star quarterback Case Keenum.

Bradley has interviewed for the job, but said Sunday there are no further interviews scheduled.

He said his immediate concern is surviving the first quarter and shuttling in fresh defensive linemen for Penn State (9-3) to keep pace with the fast-paced Cougars (12-1). Keenum is the NCAA career leader in touchdown passes with 152.