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08:30 AM ET 12.30 | Penn State's acting AD Dr. David Joyner has quite a job on his hands, and he said Thursday in Dallas that the search to replace Joe Paterno will be purposeful and deliberate. Currently, PSU's 2012 verbal commitment list stands at 13 and several of those players are wavering on their commitments, uncertain about who will be coaching them and possibly uncomfortable with the child sex abuse allegations facing [Jerry Sandusky]. Said Joyner: "I'd like to get this finished so whoever the head coach is, be it Coach Bradley, be it somebody else, has enough time to interact with the [2012] recruits." Joyner said the committee is not done interviewing candidates and would not comment on how many candidates the committee has interviewed.

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December 30, 2011  08:36 AM ET

Such a bad headline for this article.... :)

December 30, 2011  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Such a bad headline for this article.... :)

They could probably find a lot of tail long before they can a head coach.

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December 30, 2011  08:59 AM ET

To show true character, PSU should suspend the program for a year. Will never happen, tho.

December 30, 2011  09:03 AM ET

I think we ought to get behind all our Vol friends, and start a grass roots effort to get Fulmer hired.

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December 30, 2011  09:10 AM ET

Words like "end", "back", and "behind" just shouldn't be used in reference to PSU these days...just makes the mind go off-track....

December 30, 2011  09:18 AM ET

What self-respecting, big-name hire would want this job right now, it's absolutely toxic, eeew. At best, they'll get someone from the MAC like a Frank *hiccup Solich or that guy that they put in place after they kicked JoePa out the door ;)

December 30, 2011  09:50 AM ET
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What self-respecting, big-name hire would want this job right now

This is STILL Penn State we are talking about....yes, there is a great big cloud over the program, but the opportunity to coach at PSU has to have some draw to it.

The University almost HAS to go outside the program to hire a coach. That way, clean out, and begin the new era with a clean slate.

December 30, 2011  10:18 AM ET

PSU is a cancer right now. No one wants to touch that place. Ante up the money.

December 30, 2011  10:30 AM ET

Maybe a nice young 5 star blue-chip high school player will sign a letter of intent to coach at PSU.

December 30, 2011  10:53 AM ET
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This is STILL Penn State we are talking about....yes, there is a great big cloud over the program, but the opportunity to coach at PSU has to have some draw to it. The University almost HAS to go outside the program to hire a coach. That way, clean out, and begin the new era with a clean slate.

PSU will find a new coach & begin anew. The new coach won't be a big-name hire, though. I agree that this job is still a pretty big draw.

December 30, 2011  11:38 AM ET

State College, Pennsylvania: the new Three Mile Island.

December 30, 2011  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

What self-respecting, big-name hire would want this job right now, it's absolutely toxic, eeew. At best, they'll get someone from the MAC like a Frank *hiccup Solich or that guy that they put in place after they kicked JoePa out the door ;)

Solich is a hero in Athens, Ohio after getting the schools first bowl win! Don't see him going to UnHappy Valley anytime soon. They may have to pull an old ND move and find a Gerry Faust out there in HS land. LOL

December 30, 2011  11:47 AM ET
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What self-respecting, big-name hire would want this job right now, it's absolutely toxic, eeew. At best, they'll get someone from the MAC like a Frank *hiccup Solich or that guy that they put in place after they kicked JoePa out the door ;)

Solich is a hero at Ohio U. after winning the schools first bowl game in history. Not going to UnHappy Valley anytime soon.

PSU may have to go the old ND route and find a Gerry Faust out there in HS land!! :)

December 30, 2011  12:10 PM ET
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State College, Pennsylvania: the new Three Mile Island.

Most accurate comment of the day.

December 30, 2011  12:14 PM ET

Why? What rational logic are you using for that suggestion? The real problem characters in this story, beyond Sandusky, are the athletic director, head of police, and the president. By your logic the entire athletic function should be shut down. Before you say "yes, it should," actually think about that, if indeed thinking is something you are capable of.

December 30, 2011  12:15 PM ET
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Why? What rational logic are you using for that suggestion? The real problem characters in this story, beyond Sandusky, are the athletic director, head of police, and the president. By your logic the entire athletic function should be shut down. Before you say "yes, it should," actually think about that, if indeed thinking is something you are capable of.

Sorry, quote didn't attach. I was commenting on the suggestion of shutting down the football program.

 
December 30, 2011  12:44 PM ET

State College is not toxic. Neither is Penn State. The heinous acts of one former assistant coach does not impugn a university or a town. Those actions do not mean the entire football program should be scrapped. That's not fair to players or recruits and it certainly does nothing to show compassion for the victims of Jerry Sandusky.

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