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Penn legend Al Bagnoli officially named Columbia coach

It's official: Al Bagnoli is going to Columbia.

After the Columbia Spectator reported on Sunday that Penn football's all-time winningest coach had agreed to take the reins of the Lions' football program, Columbia's athletic department officially confirmed Monday that Bagnoli had been chosen as the Light Blue's next head coach.

"Over the past decadeColumbia Athletics has built a new winning tradition, enhancing the collegiate experience for thousands of student-athletes and our campus community," Columbia President Lee C.

Former Penn football coach Al Bagnoli in talks with Columbia

Long-time Penn football coach Al Bagnoli retired at the end of the 2014 season, ending his 23-year tenure as the winningest coach in Penn history.

But he may not be done just yet.

Bagnoli, 62, had spoken about moving into a role within the Penn Athletics administration after retirement, but, according to Mike Jensen of the Philadelphia Inquirer, he is in talks to take over as Columbia’s head coach.

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