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Let The Meyer-To-Penn State Rumors Begin

Under normal circumstances, it’s not wise to try and follow a legend.  But replacing Joe Paterno might not be as tough now as it always appeared that it would be.  And whoever steps in at State College will inherit a team that’s currently got just one loss on its record (to Alabama).  In other words, the cupboard won’t be bare and there are no NCAA vultures circling overhead (as would be the case at Ohio State).

So guess whose now being mentioned as Paterno’s successor by anyone and everyone today?  Yep, former Florida coach Urban Meyer.

The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Who will take the reins of Penn State’s football program?

“Former Florida coach Urban Meyer appears to be the overwhelming favorite to become the new head coach.”

The Gainesville Sun:  Could Meyer go to Penn State?

“I do miss (coaching).  I miss a lot of things about it, but I also am really enjoying another part, that’s I get to watch my kids play sports.”

The Orlando Sentinel:  Could former Florida coach Urban Meyer replace Joe Paterno at Penn State?

“Surely, Meyer will be high on Penn State’s list.  But with a scandal unlike any seen before in college sports, will replacing Paterno be something that Meyer wants?”

That is a key point.

Students rioted last night over the news that Paterno had been fired (and they should have been tear-gassed and billy-sticked as a result of flipping a news van over and endangering lives over a football issue).  But students would forget JoePa in heartbeat and profess their undying loyalty to Meyer if he signed on with the Nittany Lions.  Such is youth.

The big issue for Meyer might be the administration.  Who will be the new athletic director?  Who will be the new president?  When will those jobs be filled permanently and what will Meyer know of the men hired as his superiors.

From purely a football standpoint, Penn State appears to be in better shape than Ohio State.  But in terms of who Meyer would be working for… well, that’s a bit more murky.

 


18 comments
MIZ_SEC
MIZ_SEC

I sure hope not. PSU doesn't deserve a great coach like Meyer after what their corrupt leadership has covered up for more than 15 years.

Minnemo
Minnemo

I think Joe is a good man and a legend as a coach. But I have believe that he suspected Sandusky was attracted to these kids abnormally. I think now there will be more sickening revelations.

a&mfan
a&mfan

Look this is one of the biggest sex scandels in college sports history! you wanna tell just because you fired every body that just fades away? No it will stick with them for 2 or 3 years. Nobody looks at Penn State the same way like they did one week ago. It will fade away but not in a month. I'm sure Meyer will go there one day but it would be stupid of him to go now. I think he'll stay in the booth for awhile and wait for it to cool down but he aint coming this year.

Vol Nittany
Vol Nittany

He has a perfect situation set up for him at Penn State. State College is basically as far away from his hometown (Ashtabula, OH) as Ohio State is. Gets to rebuild a program that has been shattered and he could be the only person that can provide it with a noticable break from the past that it will need. It is the only big-time college football program in the Northeast (huge population base) and he would still be able to pick off recruits in neighboring Ohio if he chooses (and recruit nationally as well). Perfect culture for him (historically Penn State fans expect one shot at a NC every four years, in between you can go 8-4 & Alamo Bowl one year, 9-3 another, and they will be fine).

Jimmy
Jimmy

The Penn State tragedy has been described as the worst scandal to ever happen in sports - EVER.

Old Sarge
Old Sarge

After watching, and probably judging many PSU alum over the last 24 hrs, there is no way a big name coach goes there.

Palchez
Palchez

I think he' s waiting for ND in a few years when his kids are older.

joe
joe

Question whether the Penn State administration would be comfortable with someone's who's history is so lax regarding discipline, especially given what they are facing

Andthensome
Andthensome

I agree that Penn State will 'approach' Urban Meyer, but I can't imagine he would want anything to do with the program at this point. I think Penn State will take a hit for the next 5 - 10 years. Penn State needs a cooling-off period. There are major rumblings up here in Northern Ohio where Penn State has (had) a strong footprint. It's not very good. It would be hard for a parent to agree to send their son to Penn State to play football for the next year or so. Urban Meyer will take everything into account.

As you know John, I hope Urban gets in touch with his Ohio roots and takes the Ohio State job in a few weeks. Sorry Luke Fickell, you're a great guy, but you're not Urban Meyer.

a&mfan
a&mfan

perfect? did you watch the news last night? No parent is sending his kid to go to school there right now. recruiting is going to go way down. Not even Nick Saban can rescue this program right now. He might go to penn State at some point but not right now.

Vol Nittany
Vol Nittany

yes they will, WITH THE RIGHT COACH. If Penn State curls into a fetal position and plays woe is me we could be mediocre for a decade. However the right big name coach (UM is one), they will have no ties to Sandusky but a track record of success elsewhere and can easily sell parents on Penn State's strong academics and graduation rates (per NCAA latest data, Penn State had an 87 Graduate Success Rate---much higher than most big time programs), plus only 3-4 hrs from home for most big name recruits. Plenty of players will want to play in front of 100K fans desperate for some positive news and good football.

Not having your boss (AD and President) in place is the biggest hurdle, but UM is such a huge name he wouldn't be in any danger no matter who comes in (Penn State will stick with a coach much longer given the situation and due to its history--they aren't Ole Miss firing Cutcliffe at the drop of the hat).

johnmrsec
johnmrsec

a&mfan...

I think the overreaction across the country is amazing. Everyone involved in this one heinous situation has been cleaned out. I doubt many 18-year-olds will avoid Penn State because of something that happened a decade ago involving people who are no longer at the school.

This is just the scandal of the month. There will be another Casey Anthony or Conrad Murray to wipe this out of the headlines soon enough.

I'm not downplaying what went on -- it's God awful -- I just know that Americans love to be outraged over things... and then they move on to be outraged over something else.

If Penn State hires Urban Meyer, the program will move straight ahead. (But I don't think Urban Meyer will return to coaching next season.)

Thanks for reading,
John

Vol Nittany
Vol Nittany

I condemn him, JoePa and the rest for watching Sandusky walk in & out of their facilities for the last decade when they knew what kind of monster he was, not saying a word....frankly frustrated that the national media has spent so much time on the story, and so much time, condemng McQuery for just that single action.

Particularly as John Ritchie explains in the clip above, likely McQuery suffered a major adrenaline disorientation. My brother went to VT, and is still pissed at all the message board & talk radio clowns who said their would have been no way they would have froze up and let themselves get shot by Cho as it appears some students did during the VT massacre...that was one of the main topics rehashed over & over about then.

McQuery deserves paid administrative leave, no longer coaching....which is what he has now. If he was truly 100% evil though, we wouldn't even know about what you are condemning him for.

Gator Whisperer
Gator Whisperer

@Vol Nittany, I think Gov. Corbett said it right:

"We must keep in mind when it comes to the safety of children there can be no margin of error or hesitation to act. We need to protect children. We need to act."

It's great that McQuery is doing the right thing now, but there should still be consequences for his in-actions when he had the opportunity to stop a rape of a child and turned his back on the crime taking place right in front of him. Penn State will never recover or heal while that guy is still with the university. Ever.

The guy walked out on a child getting raped. Who does that? Regardless if PSU owes home money if he is fired, you think he should stay? Really?... Really?

Vol Nittany
Vol Nittany

Amazing that McQuery is the most hated man in the USA when his testimony is the smoking gun that's shows PSU admin has major culpability in the affiar (click on my name link to hear ESPN's John Ritchie, who knew Sandusky, explain how he likely would have reacted in the situation if you can entertain an alternative thought).

If McQuery lied at the GJ and said he just saw Sandusky taking a shower, no touching, just situation felt weird and reported it....just "banning Sandusky" from having kids on campus would seem a much more reasonable action for PSU to take. McQuery is left to still be a major college assistant coach. Instead, he gives his honest testimony, very unflattering to him personally, and completely will destroy his coaching career.

Net-net, he likely has Whistleblower protection--if Penn State were to outright fire him he would likely have grounds for a major lawsuit. His testimony is what really ties JoePa-Curley-Spanier to this affair.

Gator Whisperer
Gator Whisperer

@John: "Everyone involved in this one heinous situation has been cleaned out."

Mike McQueary, the huge 6'5" 28 YO man who heard the "rhythmic" sounds of ass cheeks slapping and witnessed a 10 YO boy being raped and sodomized, and who amazingly chose not to intervene and simply turned his back and walked away, and who chose not to call the police - yeah, he's still there - still coaching - so in my mind not "everyone involved" has been "cleaned out."

AllTideUp
AllTideUp

But there is a difference with being outraged over a scandal far away and then being asked to commit your life or your son's life to the institution that perpetrated the scandal.

If I had a son going off to play college football then I would feel very different about PSU today then I did a few weeks ago. If losing games can effect your recruiting then I think surely this mess would make people think twice at least for a few years.

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