[quote=“Skeeza, post:14, topic:2790”]Didn’t know where to put this, so I thought I’d use this thread.
I have said many times before to the “fire JoPa” and the “JOe Must Go” crowd that they don’t realize what the program will be like after Joe Leaves.
Everyone, especially the powers that be at Penn State, feel that what Joe created was almost by accident, as if it would have happened by itself no matter who was on the sidelines. Everyone thinks that they can sit in the drivers seat of this vessel and sterr it a lot better than Paterno did.
The farce that is going on right now is a small indication of things to come, and is an example of what would be happening.
This may be the most vital recruting time of the entire calendar year. There is nothing more important to the success of a team and a program than recuiting.
I cannot imaging doing anything is a worse manner than to tie up an entire program’s ability to recruit thatn to have a head coaching vacancy that lingers for weeks at a time, especially now. But, that is exactly what is happening.
They honestly have no clue. We are losing recruits. Some has to do with the scandal, a lot has to do with the fact that there is no way you can have a kid commit, and it is hard to retain that committment when you cannot even tell that recruit who ANYONE will be on the staff, and you will not be able to tell them for several more weeks.
…and this is their PLAN !!!
You are overreacting.
The worst thing that they could have done would have been to rush to hire someone in an attempt to save one recruiting class (and it’s doubtful that any hire other than Bradley or Urban Meyer could have saved the class anyway). They needed to take a long term view on this. It’s way too early to criticize the search committee (actually just Ira and Joyner anyway). In fact, it will only be in hindsight a few years down the road when the decision can truly be evaluated.