Man, I don’t have a problem understanding why Bill O’Brien is leaving Penn State. At all.
I will be curious to see who succeeds him, though.
Filed under You Can't Put A Price Tag On Joe Paterno's Legacy
“I learned a while ago that if two opposite principals in a disagreement are unwilling to speak about its evolution or resolution, it’s best to discard any tangential interpretations from various third parties and leave it alone.”
This guy reminds me of my attorney. I enjoyed his article.
“He’s made no secret that the NFL is his destination. He adores the pro game, the purity of it, without the university politics and pretense of the college version.” Hmmph, close to home?
Mike Munchak if he’s fired or James Franklin
That would be my fear.
Heard Mack Brown is looking for a job and runs a clean program.
I guess most folks would jump at the chance to make something like 4 million bucks a year, but Penn State?
From the piece on O’Brien it seems to me that Penn State…the institution has learned very little from the Joe Pa debacle that effectively ended Penn State’s run as a national football power.
I don’t know, I guess there are coaches out there who would relish the role of company spokesman for Penn State, but its a tough sell, and it should be, for a long, long time.
It seems clear from the O’Brien piece there are still Joe Pa devotees involved in the activities of Penn State, and not just between the lines.
Maybe it is time somebody explained what has happened in Happy Valley to these folks.
The JoePa Loyalists have all of the passion that the Wooden loyalists had at UCLA or the Bryant loyalists had at Alabama – but without the credibility or even justification in the wake of the Sandusky scandal. That’s why I suspect their long-term damage won’t be as severe. But, in the interim, their powers of denial are startling. I still don’t think they can see how much the Brand of JoePa enabled Sandusky. Can you imagine having to give speeches to and rub elbows with that crowd day after day?
"What an incredible turnout. It felt like a home game when you looked up in the stands and saw all the red. I expected it to be that way but maybe not as much as it was." -- Kirby Smart, Dawgs247.com, 11/27/21
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