Originally Posted by JoeJoeBrown
If you think that one of the best defensive coordinators in the land was let go without JoePa knowing the deal, you are naive as hell.
If by 'let go' you mean 'retired' than sure. Because we NEVER see coaches/players retire right in the middle of their primes...
This article is a COLUMN and is pure speculation. There are no facts behind it and it was written to provoke thoughts/discussion. If you aren't familiar with Mark Madden, he is a former WCW announcer that is VERY opinionated and VERY biased. This is the same guy that got fired from his Pittsburgh radio show because he called Deshea Townsend a jackass and then proceeded to verbally blast the organization, the Dan Rooney in particular. He's a Pittsburgh guy and has never portrayed Penn State in a good light so it was a perfect situation for him to throw a few unfounded claims out there just because he doesn't like Penn State.
When Sandusky retired, this was NEVER brought up as a possible reason. The consensus then was that Sandusky wanted to be a HC but he realized that JoePa was never going to call it quits and although he had the opportunity to coach at multiple other programs (most notably Maryland), his true desire was to coach Penn State. So he had a choice, continue coaching Penn State's defense with no promotion in sight, take a head coaching job elsewhere, or retire. His heart and soul was in center Pennsylvania so he decided to retire and move on from coaching.
Also, just to show how much research Madden did, this part is 100% false.
Never any stories about Sandusky being pursued for a high-profile job. Never any rumors about him coming out of retirement.
Oh really? Because he was offered the Virginia job in 2000 before it eventually went to Al Groh.
I'm not saying we can completely dismiss this stuff because child molestation is the lowest of the low in my book, I'm just saying we need to let the process and FACTS come out before we go ahead and just assume there is some conspiracy at work here and start tarnishing a couple legends' images just because we're bored.
Its not like there is email communication proving JoePa knew about this or anything...