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  • 11/05/2011, 06:37PM ET

This is Joe Paterno's final season

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I'm not sure how many of you on Fannation have heard about the "allegations" against Penn State's former defensive coordinator but they're damaging.

I won't get into the details but you can look up the specifics on any sports related site.

The point of this TD is that between those allegations and Paterno's age, this will be his last season.

It would be best to see him step aside on his own terms.

However, if he doesn't, I believe the university will force him out.
Out of all the top football universities, Penn State is the one that has largely avoided major scandals.
No serious booster related issues, drugs, cheating or betting.

But this will bring unwanted attention that the university has never witnessed before.

Keep in mind that academically, Penn State has some of the top rated departments in America and this will not go over well.

Joe Paterno has survived age, wins/losses, an injury and not winning a title in over 20 yrs but he'll be ushered out by his former slimeball defensive coordinator.


Well you're putting me in a tight spot here, so I must say that it's not his final season.


Hey Chicken Burrito, classic argument right there.

My point is that Paterno has been able to weather many storms but this one will effectively end his time in Happy Valley.
I'll also add that on the surface it will seem like it's mutual between both parties because no one really knows what will happen behind closed doors.

However, it won't really matter whether Paterno wants to stay or not. This will be his last season.

I'm going to send you a picture of a burrito for you to use as your pic.
So that people can take you a bit more serious.

We wouldn't want to think that you were a dupe or ninja


So, all it takes is an avatar to make someone take me serious? Who knew? Instead, send me a picture of Guile, because nothing says "I'm serious" more than an avatar of a Street Fighter character.


I'll restate my argument.

In my opinion, this will be Joe Paterno's last season.

The team is doing fairly well, they'll go to a respectable bowl and Paterno will be able to leave without this really harming his legacy.

In today's political atmosphere, child abuse is not the kind of attention a university wants. Now that everything is out in the open, Paterno will most likely be questioned about how much he knew and why he didn't report it to local authorities.

More importantly, he'll be asked with the kind of charges mentioned, why was Sandusky allowed to keep his job and still be able to influence other youth.

This will be Paterno's last season.

(The avatar is M Bison)


Unless evidence is found that JoePa knew what was going on, the university isn't going to force him out.

I'm well aware that your avatar is M Bison, hence why I said Guile.

November 5, 2011  07:03 PM ET

Shhhh! It's supposed to be a secret.

November 5, 2011  08:04 PM ET

Joe Pa hasn't been doing any actual coaching for years now. They'll trot that corpse out once a week every season until God finally strikes him dead.

November 5, 2011  08:54 PM ET

I'll drop the this TD. Paterno is through after this season. Not sure that's news.

November 6, 2011  12:19 AM ET

He's 109 years old bro. His priest assistant couch from 1979 has nothing to do with it.

November 6, 2011  12:19 AM ET

his priest assistant coach has nothing to do with it either....

November 6, 2011  12:34 AM ET

His health has been in steady decline and he only sits in the booth now. If I'm not mistaken he got plowed over in an August practice. He's to frail to be on the sidelines and getting through this season seems to be the priority.

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November 6, 2011  01:39 AM ET

I was wrong about Paterno getting hit during practice, it was during a game.

November 6, 2011  01:47 AM ET

I thought Paterno was replaced by a rejected Fembot.

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November 6, 2011  01:58 AM ET
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I was wrong about Paterno getting hit during practice, it was during a game.

If Paterno had a Left Tackle, he would have been well protected and would not be replaced by a Fembot.

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November 6, 2011  02:55 AM ET

Left's avatar is Guile? Not Captain Morgan?

November 6, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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That was from a few years ago, this year I beleive it was in practice.

It was in practice this year.

It will be Urban Meyer next year. Money in the bank.


Frankly the Sandusky nightmare has nothing to do with it. While a horrible scandal, Paterno repotted the first incident he knew about to Curley in a meeting on record.

November 6, 2011  10:39 AM ET
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It was in practice this year.It will be Urban Meyer next year. Money in the bank.Frankly the Sandusky nightmare has nothing to do with it. While a horrible scandal, Paterno repotted the first incident he knew about to Curley in a meeting on record.

That's true but what's being reported is that he mentioned it to university officials and not to local police or other authorities. I'm not sure on the specifics but what I read was that legally this should have been reported to authorities. The fact that this happened to children and Sudinsky was never arrested and kept his job makes Paterno look very bad. This isn't just a player or coach messing around with a co-ed. These were kids whom he regularly was seen with thru youth camps and other organizations that he was affiliated with.

November 6, 2011  11:23 AM ET
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That's true but what's being reported is that he mentioned it to university officials and not to local police or other authorities. I'm not sure on the specifics but what I read was that legally this should have been reported to authorities. The fact that this happened to children and Sudinsky was never arrested and kept his job makes Paterno look very bad. This isn't just a player or coach messing around with a co-ed. These were kids whom he regularly was seen with thru youth camps and other organizations that he was affiliated with.

I guess you can say Paterno looks bad, but Paterno defers to the AD that covered it up.

To say he kept his job isn't accurate. Sandusky was forced out, quietly, in 1999 at the prime coaching age of 55 years old with a top 10 defense and as the supposed potential heir apparent to the team. How long they knew is certainly in question.

I am very familiar with Second Mile, Sandusky's charity. We did fraternity fund raisers for them in 1993, 1994. Sad to think that kids we trie to help were being abused someone in the organization.

 
November 6, 2011  01:48 PM ET

IMO this would probably be a good thing for PSU. Despite all his wins, Joe Paterno hasn't had a serious title contender in something like 6 or 7 years, and 1994 before that.

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