So tradition rich PSU has made a coaching hire. From appearances it looks like this is way down the list of choices because of the scandal. PSU officials knowing the climate appear to have done nothing to avoid the same pitfalls Michigan went thru with their outside the family hire.
Ex- linebacker Brandon Short sent out a note saying he was unhappy they went outside the family, the coach is walking into a hornets nest and he has no idea what tradition he needs to uphold 15 minutes after the rumor broke on ESPN.
They go to talking head and famous alum Todd Blacklege who went with a pretty bland this is weird and I hope he does well no comment that basically came across as WTF?!!?
If you were the AD knowing you were in a bad situatiion wouldn't you gather your famous alums and get them behind the hire ASAP? You have PSU guys like Millen and Blacklege to send your message and gather some enthusiasm. They appear to have learned nothing from Michigan. I know the circumstances around the hire are different but the handling of the hire looks to be the same.
They do not appear to have learned their lesson, unless they did and the lesson is if we bitch and complain enough we'll get our way in 3 years and we can sacrifice the next 3 classes of kids by taking shots and laughing at how bad they are going to suck as we kill whatever slim shot this guy has of recruiting decent players.
I hope this guy negotiated a 15 million dollar buyout if they fire him before 4 years.
Look for this this weekend in the player introductions
"DT Jimmy Kennedy Joe Paternos Penn St University"