I was saddened to hear of JoPa’s passing. Sure, it was inevitable, considering his medical issues, but the timing could not be worse.
If only the Board had acted more humanely letting JoePa go.
If only the Board drove to his house to tell him in person.
If only the Board released the minutes of that meeting.
If only the Board would say how much they knew about Sandusky and when.
If only the Alumni Association spoke out more in their recent meetings.
If only the students protested more to the Board.
If only the Alumni and students demanded a tribute to JoePa
The Board is made up of humans – just like the humans that make up the Alumni Association and the student body and the fans that attend athletic events.
The Board acts in secret – sometimes for their own benefit at the expense of others.
I do not know if the way JoePa was fired expedited his demise but I would speculate the firing did not do anything to extend his life.
Now is not the time for anger or boycotts or protests.
Respect JoePa – give him praises, honor his legacy, pray for him, his wife, and his family – and mourn this great man who dedicated his life to Penn State.
…and after a reasonable amount of time, DEMAND the Board resign – at least those members who push the buttons and pull the strings.
It is way overdue for the puppets and the marionettes to cut their strings and to demand new puppet masters.
It is also time for the second tier and the third tier of the Board of Trustees to do what it takes to force the small clique in control to resign.
At least give them a vote of no-confidence.