Barely 12-hours after the Penn State Board of Trustees ousted football coach Joe Paterno, his replacement was thrust into the media spotlight. Interim coach Tom Bradley says he takes the job with mixed emotions. “I grieve for the victims, I grieve for the families,” Bradley said as he made note of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal that has rocked the entire PSU community. “I think you should know where our team is toward this whole issue, it’s toward those children, toward their families. Our thoughts and our prayers are with them.”
Bradley played for Penn State in the late 1970s, and had served on Joe Paterno’s staff ever since. As a defensive coach he used to work under Jerry Sandusky, but Bradley declined to comment on that relationship due to the ongoing investigation.
Bradley did say that Joe Paterno has meant more to him than any person besides his own father: tombradley-joepa
Penn State has three more games on the 2011 schedule, and is still in the running to play in the first Big Ten Championship Game on December 3rd. This Saturday’s contest against Nebraska is the final home game of the season.