More than likely, any wins accumulated by Penn State interim coach Tom Bradley will be credited to him according to the NCAA.
That is an issue now that Joe Paterno and his 409 wins have gone to the sidelines. The NCAA typically leaves it up to the school on how to list wins when a coach leaves during a season but historically in firings, resignations and deaths, the succeeding coach gets credit.
“At some point we’ll reach out to the school just to check to make sure it’s Bradley,” said NCAA statistics director Jim Wright. “The last thing we want to do right now is check with the SID.”
The exception, of course, is vacated wins. Calhoun and Kentucky’s John Calipari made it to this year’s Final Four having vacated wins in the same year (1996) for NCAA improprieties during their watch.
Paterno was fired Wednesday owning the Division I record for wins. He passed Eddie Robinson this season. Bradley, Penn State's longtime defensive coordinator, will lead the Nittany Lions Saturday against Nebraska. Penn State has the possibility of playing five more games this season.