I know Joe Paterno has said he will retire at the end of the year. Sorry. Not good enough. Joe Paterno can never step on the sidelines. He can’t be in the stadium Saturday. Penn State can’t run the risk that the crowd serenades Paterno one more time, that he gets to wave to the crowd, gets carried off by his players. No Way. No chance. You don’t get to plot your own exit strategy, not after, at the very least, you neglected your responsibilities as an adult to look out for the well being of children. It’s implicit in our right to be on earth. Kids can’t look out for themselves, so adults do. You failed at that, so you don’t get to coach again….ever!
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - NOVEMBER 08: A statue of Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno is seen outside of Beaver Stadium on November 8, 2011 in University Park, Pennsylvania. Amid allegations that former assistant Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse, Paterno's weekly news conference was canceled about an hour before it was scheduled to occur. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)