Probably won't be Ferentz but I'm sure Penn State knows they will have to pay their next coach way more than JoPa.
Done deal, money in the bank, as good as gone, the guy practically lives in PA right now, he says he is on a recruiting trip but we all know better, he turned down the Houston Texans five years ago just for this, history of head coaching changes, loves the smell of State College in the morning, can't wait to escape his current situation, fans don't want him here anyway, they will do better without him.....
This isn't a big secret or anything.
Here it is from ESPN back in '07:
I've sat on this a couple days waiting for some third-party corroboration and now I have it: Kirk Ferentz has been offered the Michigan job. The general feeling is he will turn it down out of fidelity to Iowa, in case you were thinking of making a late-night run to Ann Arbor (or Iowa City) Torch & Pitchfork. I do realize that this -- unlike the Lloyd thing -- is unlikely to ever be publicly acknowledged if Ferentz turns it down, but this comes from someone in a position to know, and how. The third-party corroboration comes from a couple Iowa insiders reporting things afoot that, unfortunately, I am not at liberty to disclose.
Suffice it to say that Wednesday's post on Ferentz not making sense and this being a weird rumor is withdrawn: there's a real chance he's the next coach.
Didn't Iowa have a mess related to the handling of an alleged rape that resulted in a couple of administrative people getting fired?
You take a Ferentz to PSU question and turn it into "well, if KF were there he would shove it under the rug as well because he is a scum bag." That is what amazes me.
Sounds like you have some solid intel into the Iowa Athletic Program. One of the worst in the country, it sounds like. You must have sources deep inside the program. Heck, if you know all of these bad things going on you better go to the authorities...you wouldn't want to get into trouble for not!
I know A LOT of hawk fans that would be thrilled to see him leave. I hate the hawks and even I get frustrated watching such a boring, conservative, and terribly time-managed gameplan.
My guess is that Penn St will have a hard time finding somebody who wants to step into that position. And they'll have a harder time getting recruits for awhile, which will make success for a new coach even harder. No athlete will want to be associated with Pedo State, Baby-raper U, ***-cracker U, the New Happy Valley, monikers. This isn't leaving the news for a long time, and I'm guessing its a decade-long rebuilding project, at best.
But those who doubt that he would have done anything different have a point, and a history to support it, as well.
I don't, for the record, think he's a scumbag. But I also can completely imagine him whipping out the "process, bureaucracy" card as an excuse for committing sins of omission.
This isn't unfair. What's unfair is anyone who would equate Sandusky's crimes + JoPa's cowardice + the cover-up with anything that the hawks have gone through.
But I don't think the crimes are being compared. Just the institutional approaches to scandal. You may be reading too much into the critique. Or I'm not reading enough into it.
PSU will not have one problem finding a great coach. Getting rid of JoPa will do wonders for their football program. PSU, scandal or not, is one of the top jobs in the country and the Big 10 is a winnable league. They'll have great coaches lining up to interview.