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In Joe Paterno's latest interview with the Washington Post, he said he knew nothing about Jerry Sandusky being investigated in 1998 by local police.
This article from Sports by Brooks shows newspaper articles from this time period which not only indicate Sandusky's support, but also Paterno's, for a new football program at PSU Altoona. This was pitched after the investigation into Victim 4's time with Sandusky, the infamous victim of the shower incident, but before Sandusky retired. As a refresher, during this investigation was when Sandusky said that that his behavior “was wrong” and that “I wish I were dead.” Ultimately, the new program never came to fruition.
This gives support to the notion that Joe Paterno did, in fact, know about Sandusky being investigated in 1998. Coupled with evidence of the conversation Paterno had with Sandusky in which he informed him that he would not become Penn State's next head football coach (which occured in 1999) , it appears that the two came up with a backup plan: Sandusky would start a new football program at PSU Altoona.
This information seems to indicate that Paterno's role is larger than we were led to believe.
I was able to chat with Laremy Tunsil earlier this afternoon. He is currently the ranked 3rd in the country in the 2013 class and Michigan has offered him. Points of interest:
Michigan will be in his top five. What's interesting is that the rest of his five are all SEC schools. We are the only school north of Georgia that he's interested in. I feel like this oddly gives Michigan an advantage.
When asked if he'd like to play for Coach Hoke, his response was simply: HELL YEAH. He then followed by talking about how much he loved the direction the school was going in.
He feels like he has an easier time with the coaches at Michigan. He said they are the best to communicate with and the fact that Michigan has always put out top OLs is extremely attractive to him.
He "can't wait" to take his official visit, which will be as soon as he can possibly take it.
Take it for what it's worth.
Hey guys, I just got off the phone with Logan fresh off his visit to Columbus yesterday. He said he enjoyed the visit, liked meeting Urb, Fickell and Vrabel. He said it was a sight to see Urb's two championship rings (naturally).
Two important things though: First, Michigan is still his leader. This is less than a day after visiting Ohio. To me, this says they aren't really a threat. He didn't hesitate when saying Michigan was his leader.
Second, and not quite as good news: I don't anticipate that he'll announce in late March like he said he would. He's being blown up lately with great offers, so I think he's going to take his time in what he decides to do. I don't necessarily think this is bad news for Michigan. He seems pretty confident in them being the leader at this point.
Quoting Tim over at Rivals summarizing Josh's statement:
"The visit to Standford did not move the Cardinal to the top of his list, unlike what many analyst seemed to have think."
A full interview article is on the way for those with rivals insider privileges. This must make us the favorite, or tied at the very worst, which is good to know.