A few months ago in this space I asked the question, “Whose football program would you rather have right now, Pitt’s, WVU’s, Ohio State’s or Penn State’s?”
My point was that, with everybody calling for the old man in Happy Valley to retire, he was in charge of the only non-dysfunctional program of the four.
Pitt hired and fired a coach in two weeks.
West Virginia had a head coach who was out in public bad-mouthing the coach who was brought in to take his job and Ohio State had a coach who was probably considered second only to Joe Paterno when it came to running an honest, clean program “resign.”
I can ask that question again and I don’t think I’d get the same answer.
We don’t know what more is to come from the Sandusky trial and there are people out there saying that it will take Penn State at least 10 years to recover from the scandal.
What looked like major scandals at Pitt, West Virginia and Ohio State six months ago, don’t look so major any more.