PENN STATE acting athletic director Dave Joyner said interviews are continuing as the Nittany Lions look to replace Joe Paterno.

"We are continuing to talk with individuals that we're interested in and work through the interview process," Joyner said in a statement. "As I'm sure all can appreciate, this is a very important hire for Penn State and, as a result, the search committee is taking a very deliberate and measured approach to the process in order to identify the coach that best fits the requirements of the position.

"We look forward to introducing our new football coach at the appropriate time."

Paterno was fired Nov. 9, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

Penn State plays Houston in the TicketCity Bowl in Dallas on Jan. 2.

No charges in fight

No charges will be filed as a result of the locker-room fight between quarterback Matt McGloin and wide receiver Curtis Drake, according to Penn State assistant police chief Bill Moerschbacher. Neither player wanted to press charges, according to the police.