Paterno Out at Penn State

by on August 29th, 2011
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An ERA has ended at Penn State. The Penn State Board of Trustees have fired Legendary Coach Joe Paterno. Honestly the had no choice. The scandal rocking Penn State right know is to much for any one person to bigger than. Paterno said in a statement Wednesday he would retire after the season, but the university’s board of trustees met Wednesday night and decided Paterno would not be allowed to continue as coach effective immediately. Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley has been named interim coach. John Surma, the vice chair of the board of trustees said, “these decisions were made after careful deliberations and in the best interests of the university as a whole.” So 60 years of doing everything right is thrown away because of Jerry Sandusky his former defensive coordinator. Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley has been named interim coach. Bradley, a Pennsylvania native, played defensive back for Paterno in the mid-1970s. He took over for Sandusky in 1999 and has been considered a potential successor to Paterno down the line. The Nittany Lions have three regular season games left, starting this Saturday at home against No. 19 Nebraska. This is totally the right decision. Paterno was a great coach if not the best coach of all time. His failure to do more will tarnish his legacy.


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