Reports are Penn State planning for ouster of Paterno...
There are certain days you can see coming, that you can spot from way off in the distance, from miles away. Sometimes from years away. And still, when it finally arrives, you're not really prepared for it.
For Penn State and college football in general, Joe Paterno's retirement from coaching is one of those days. But never, in anyone's wildest dreams, did they expect it to come beneath the headline, "Penn State Said to be Planning Paterno's Exit Amid Scandal."
According to the New York Times, Penn State's board of trustees has initiated discussions about how to handle the 84-year-old icon's exit "within days or weeks," amid allegations that Paterno effectively turned a blind eye to charges of sexual abuse by his longtime defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky. The precise timing hasn't been determined, but the inevitable is a reality: Forty-six years after he was promoted to replace Rip Engle as Penn State's head coach, this season will be Joe Paterno's last. Saturday's game against Nebraska will be his final home game in Beaver Stadium.
Ehhh, after witnessing last Saturday, that trophy will never see a Nebraska shelf.
No, no, no...think positive Tomko...gotta think positive!
Petition to remove the Paterno name from the Big Ten Championship Trophy