Found January 08, 2012 on SportsProf:
Penn State alums have nothing to complain about insofar as who the powers that be chose to follow Joe Paterno as head football coach. The powers that be so screwed up any meaningful succession process because of the alums idolatry about Paterno that they just need to embrace who they got, period, and move on. They resisted any meaningful call for a decent succession plan, going so far as to get nasty to anyone who suggested otherwise, even on these pages (where I have touched upon this point for years). And while the passage of time has proven that Jerry Sandusky was far from fit, a toxic cocktail of nepotism (in the form of the overemphasis on Jay Paterno's role, thus impeding any succession planning process), pushing out one possible candidate years ago (Fran Ganter, who might not have been perfect but who did all the right things), Paterno's stubbornness on the question and the pretentious fawning of alums over all things Paterno led to the combustion of the Penn Stat...

Video: Bill O’Brien’s Son Patted His Dad On The Head

New Penn State head football coach Bill O’Brien sat down for an important interview with to discuss what it feels like to be the new head coach of the Nittany Lions. But his young son stole the show. But just 19 seconds after the interview began, O’Brien’s 6-year-old son, Michael, walked up to pat his father on the head twice. Check out the video:      

Paternos donate $100K to Penn State

Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and his wife donated $100,000 last month to Penn State, money that was split between a library and an undergraduate fellows program that bear the family name. Sue Paterno on Monday described the contributions to the Paterno Liberal Arts Undergraduate Fellows Program and the Paterno Library as an annual gift. Joe Paterno, 85, is being...

Paterno, wife gave $100k to Penn State after being fired

Even after Joe Paterno was fired from Penn State in November in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the longime coach continued to give back to the university. The Patriot-News has confirmed via multiple sources that Paterno and his wife, Sue, donated about $100,000 split evenly between the Paterno Library and the Paterno Fellows Program.…

Paternos make annual $100K donation to Penn State

Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and his wife donated $100,000 last month to Penn State, money that was split between a library and an undergraduate fellows program that bear the family name.

Paterno congratulates O'Brien amid PSU reports

Joe Paterno has congratulated New England Patriots coordinator Bill O'Brien following reports that O'Brien will be Penn State's next head coach.


Soon the revisionists of history will say that Penn State football on the field was on the downslide with Joe Paterno at the helm. They'll use that argument in saying the program needed a shot in the arm. Well, everyone can use some juice now and then, but when critics try to rationalize it by saying JoePa's program was tanking, they would be wrong. Fact is, Penn State...

Recruiting: 2013 WR Tyler Boyd

Penn State’s new head football coach Bill O’Brien is still a month away from signing his first recruiting class, but there might be a 2013 prospect he should add to his radar. NLD briefly caught up with Clairton (PA) WR Tyler Boyd to talk about his past season. “It was real good. I did better than I thought I would. It may have been the best of my four seasons,” he said...

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire: Bill O’Brien's Big Mistake

There’s something about New England Patriots assistant coaches that intrigue other organizations. They see the Patriots outfit as a model of great business efficiency, so it would make sense that the worker bees play a heavy part in that observation. However, once they move on, they seem to not have much success. But that doesn’t stop new teams from raiding Bill Belichick’s...
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