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divineorder Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:48 AM
Response to Reply #57
72. Given The Reaction
Are you sure this isn't a cult of sorts? Football coaches, even long-standing ones, get fired all the time, and the campus may be unhappy, but the reaction is usually a shrug or a farewell ceremony, and life goes on. Riots?

If you read what Penn State alumni say about Joe, he's like a father to them. He donated a library. He was a bastion of morality. I read an article where a girl was working in the school cafeteria and felt honored to serve his players food the other students didn't get. There was a march to his house by students. Indeed the first time they tried to fire him, it was the reaction of the students that got the Board to back down.

He told the Board that he was going to coach the next 4 games, then retire. In the meanwhile they were not to spend 30 seconds discussing his tenure. If that isn't arrogance, what is?
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