The Penn State Board of Trustee’s announced late Wednesday night that head football coach Joe Paterno and University president Graham Spanier will no longer be employed by the University, effective immediately. Both have been thrown into the fire that is the growing child-sex scandal that has taken over State College, PA.
The news came after earlier in the day, Joe Paterno announced that he would try to help the Board by retiring after the season was over. In a clear attempt to save face, the University decided to cut ties to the coach immediately.
Assistant coach Tom Bradley will take over for Paterno as interim head coach, effective immediately. Bradley moves up from his position as defensive coordinator. Bradley took over as defensive coordinator for Jerry Sandusky in 1999.
Taking over for Graham Spanier will be University Provost, Rodney Erickson.