glad you put the video here since I don't watch Rome much. Elika was great - no surprise there. What's with Dave always interrupting her? Dang dude, let her finish her sentence - it's not the view where everyone talks at once. (sorry for the view reference - first show that came to mind)
Great ideas and on target.
The leadership also must start doing a better job communicating - to students and the public at large.
O'Brien should start some new traditions. This would be a good idea without the scandal - following a legend like Paterno would be tough in the best of circumstances. Now I think it's even more important.
Develop a new identity - start new traditions - include non-athlete students - be visible in the community ... I'm not saying to throw out everything but selectively make key changes that people can see and embrace.
I'm sure they do some of this already but I think this is a chance to step up, be a leader and let the student-athletes who decide to stay be part of the solution.
The Big Ten is going to have to move forward to strengthen the conference. I don't know if keeping PSU is good/bad/right/wrong - probabaly too soon to know-- but moving forward I think they'll have to look at how to attract additional successful programs - (Like Nebraska) to keep the conference relevant.
I feel like the B1G as a conference may need to address this futher.
Just digesting all of this.
Super surprised they vacated the wins. I get why they did it, but I just didn't think they'd go there.
The Big 10 is in a tough spot IMO. I don't see how they can keep PSU in the fold since they are likley not going to be competitive for years.
Still trying to wrap my head around everything else.
Glad to see Eddie getting his due. Loved watching him play.
On the Heisman front... talking head concensus is all USC and Barkely this year. With good reason - talented team, lots of players back, and the whole comeback part of the story line is just too good to resist.
I'd also like to think those who cover CF are just as eager as I am for a non-sec team to be the team to beat this year.
Or I could just be projecting. Either way - I think Barkley is the one to watch.
Penn State football has to take a hiatus. Call it what you want, but to have 100,000 plus cheering the team 6 weeks from now is not right.
The argument that this hurts the innocent makes it even more critical. If PSU football is so integral to the economic, not to mention psychic well being of all of Happy Valley then we have proof that the program is more important than the students, the coach and certainly more important the Sandusky's victims.
It's time for a little perspective. One that can only come from no football. Find out what else matters THEN reinstate the program.