Originally Posted by dougdirt
What good does it do to fire him tonight? It first and foremost shows that no one is bigger than the university.
No matter how you slice it, the current players are going to be "victims" of this. Joe Paterno isn't the coach of this team and he hasn't been for a few years now. He is a puppet that they sit up.
And at the end of the day, a college football game or two being lost because of this sucks for the players and they might even be mad about it at the time, but one day they will be able to fully understand why it happened and understand that it was the best thing to do. If I were a player on that team, I would be holding a team only meeting right now and organizing players to follow my lead and tell the school that I am not playing for Joe or any other coach who was known to have knowledge about this situation. Football is a game, even one that we are very passionate about. But at the end of the day, it is still just a game and there are things a lot bigger going on here.
I totally disagree with you but I respect where you're coming from. I understand your points and they are well intentioned.
That said, I hope Joe Pa does get the chance to finish the season