Plus his stuffed animal.
I did not make this headline up
Plus his stuffed animal.
or more of a coordinator role?
If he doesn't get a Show-Cause from his shenanagins at OSU, he could be the HC and RR could be the OC. Dantonio goes to OSU and Dan Enos, fresh off his dis-mantling of CMU takes over at MSU.
what you did there.
From the AD to the last GSA in the football program. The guy who hands out towels in the locker room might be able to save his job. Maybe.
Penn State's biggest problem going forward will be in recruiting. Who wants to send their son to a program in which child sexual abuse occurred over a long period of time? Every recruit's parents will have to wonder, "if they let that stuff happen for so many years, what else would they let happen?" Other schools won't even have to go negative about it (although they will); that question will just be out there.
If Penn State hires anyone who was associated with the program while Jerry Sandusky was there (since the 60s, I believe), those questions will persist.
If Penn State hires a complete outsider who brings in his own staff of people with no Penn State ties, it has a chance to eventually put those questions behind it.
This scandal taints everything about Joe Paterno's legacy. The scandal will not only cost Paterno his job; it will cut off his legacy immediately.
That is, if Penn State has any brains.
Job application: Must be willing to work well into your 80s. This is your life now. There is no escape.
That was the word even before this shitstorm.
I do not think it's a coincedence that one week before all of this hit, Al Golden began renegotiating his contract with Miami. The funny thing is that at last year's M vs PSU game I was talking to the PSU fans and even though most liked Al, they felt he wasn't ready.
After he got the Miami job, that all changed. Much like when the girl that's really into you starts dating another guy because you didn't give her a chance, they really wanted him over the summer coming into this year.
My guess is in order:
Man, after reading "3 and Out" if you think we were a cluster-F trying to bring in a coach from outside the program, imagine being Penn State who has not hired any coach at all since the Viet Nam war.
They probably can't find any old contract forms, and JoPa has lost all the keys to the file cabinets.
Whoever they hire, now the way the conferences are aligned, I hope they get a baller coach. We need a strong PSU to keep Pennsylvania recruits away from neighboring Ohio State, and to also beat Ohio State occasionally. If PSU is going to be down, Ohio State will only have one legit conference threat and that's Wiscy, whereas we will always have Neb, MSU and Iowa.
A strong PSU is good for Michigan.
They are going to want someone outside of that program's "dark" window or a complete outsider, since anyone who coached along with Sandusky will undoubtedly have that stench on him at PSU. My guess is Schiano would be out then. Maybe Golden in Miami or another young-ish coach from the SEC, like Mullen at MSU. I don't think a big-name coach will necessarily want to step in there, given the legal issues surrounding the university and the recruiting fallout, but it is a prestige program and (sad to say) these issues are not football-specific, so that could help as well.
I would imagine they need someone morally unimpeachable. A football John Beilein if you will. I'm not sure if someone like that exists. Maybe they can promote Bradley after a VERY thorough interview by the Board of Trustees.
Penn State is now more or less guaranteed the pool of left field options, as no one associated with the program will likely become the head coach now. I would seriously doubt anyone who came to the school would want to retain anyone now, if there is anyone left to retain in the end.
My guess would be pretty much what everyone else has said though. Urban Meyer might work out - not as much stress as an outsider (but still quite a background hum of stress given what has transpired), even in this debacle, especially if you retain no one. It at least would give the appearance of making things rights, if that school can ever do that now.
...if I'm the parent of a student athlete, right now Happy Valley is the last place I'd want my son to go. I would think any prospective coach would have to factor that into the decision.
Could be a tough few years for Penn State football. For crying out loud, the Washington Post is calling for the entire football program to be axed!
Hard nosed. Former DC in the Big 10. Took a train wreck of a program and made a decent team. And ethically unimpeachable. Under normal circumstances he would have no shot, but under normal circumstances PSU would promote from within.
Knows the recruiting territory and willing to work with a tough situation, knows what it's like to coach at a University with a lot of tradition and emotionally invested former players and coaches.
That's actually a pretty good thought, wonder if it happens?
You are a clown for posting this. Save this shit for bleacher report. Oh wait, its already there:
Let's help them get this deal done.
He's retiring at end of season, so the tweets are true.