alternate headline: man does job
I did a search, and didn't see this on the board anywhere.
Mike McQueary, the primary whistleblower in the scandal with Sandusky and the football team at Penn State, made additional revelations in a recent article at ESPN.
- Mike McQueary shared that he himself was sexually abused as a boy. Details about how and when and where and who did not come out. He revealed this info with about a dozen Nittany Lions players on the team at the time the scandal came out.
- McQueary also shared with these players that he did indeed try to stop the abuse when he came upon Sandusky by slamming locker doors.
EDIT: (I failed to include this in my original post.) McQueary also was deliberate in going to those in authority about Sandusky (i.e., Paterno.) If I understand correctly, McQueary clearly believes that Paterno did not respond appropriately, although McQueary loves and doesn't exactly blame Paterno. I suppose that is one of the things that will come out when he takes the stand.
McQueary is in limbo until the case is resolved. No college will touch him or hire him as a coach. His career was in essence completely ruined. With no job and source of income, he is living at home and sleeping in his childhood bedroom.
Sad, sad, case, and these revelations shed a bit more light on what happened, and also give a sense of his motivation in not covering things up, but seeing that Sandusky was exposed.
For those of you interested, below is the link to the full grand jury report from their investigation into the Jerry Sandusky abuse case. WARNING: Graphic language.
For all you Pennsylvania lawyers out there: Does PA not have a specific reporting duty provision in the General Statutes that requires a witness of abuse to report it to the authorities? I ask because there is such a provision here in other state statutes, in which case McQueary's and Paterno's failure to report would be a criminal failure to report had this occurred in those states.
[EDIT: Read this report at your own risk. Sorry in advance for those that have their day ruined by reading it. It really is a terrible read. A "day ruiner" for sure.]
Mike McQueary (PSU Recruiting Coordinator) comments on Michigan/Rodriguez at the Coaches Clinic International tonight...
In case it may interest some people here, I am at the Coaches Clinic Intl in Scranton. Tonight, Mike McQueary (recruiting coordinator @ PSU) was giving a talk on beating 'Slick' (quarters) coverage and goal line/short yardage strategy.
He used a number of clips of PSU against Michigan last year to demonstrate examples of how to exploit various coverages. Needless to say, it was painful to sit there and watch as he showed clips and described several sequences where defenders WERE exactly where they needed to be and couldn't make plays. FWIW, he said some very complementary things about Rich as an offensive coach ("This clip makes me feel a little sad for Coach Rodriguez. His offense is nearly impossible to gameplan for, but the defense couldn't get it done").
He used Michigan as an example of the importance of finding a few things as a coach that you can connect with your players on re: scheme, rather than trying to run every kind of scheme with minimal understanding (Less is better).
The hardest thing to watch was a near-goal line stand where PSU ran a Fullback draw into a 3-man front and barely needed any blocking to get the TD. He referred to that as "some knuckleheaded goal-line defense".
Anyway, pretty interesting stuff... FWIW, he wasn't just throwing up a lot of stuff against michigan... in fact, much of his hours worth of footage came from games against MSU and Iowa.