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.