Well guys and gals it has been a few days since starting up this blog. Still working out some of the kinks and figuring out how this website operates. Since starting up there has been plenty to talk about in the world of sports. First and for most, the issues up at PSU and the firing of long time head Coach Joe Paterno. Riots broke out from outraged fans not but moments after the announcement.
The board came to a conclusion that Paterno and University President Graham Spanier had to be removed from the program due to their involvement in the situation. This of course all coming in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal from Poterno’s former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky who was charged on 40 counts of sexual abuse against eight boys over a fifteen year period.
Paterno was set to retire from the helm of head coach at the end of this season in part due to the allegations brought against him. University officials were asked why remove Paterno now? Why not wait till the end of the season? Vice Chairman John Surma said, “the situation we’re in today was not in the best interest of the university…our job was to make this determination.”
My question to you guys out there. Was it right for PSU to fire this coach in such a blunt manor. Did he not gain enough respect in his 61 year tenor? Let me know what you guys think.