"It's a short-sighted decision to sever ties as quickly as possible. It makes me question where the University's goals really lie. Do they seek to truly reform the culture that allowed this to occur, or simply to scapegoat and remove from memory the most public figures."
"It does apply. Everything I said was just reiterate what has occurred and where everything stands now.
It's not short-sighted in light of what they already know for a fact at this time. Their goal is probably a combination of the two choices you mentioned. Either way, they have to separate themselves from the people involved as soon as possible so they can begin to reform their image and name."
Any talk of "reforming" before the infastructure that allowed for these atrocities to occur is torn down is pre-mature.
So many within not just the sports program, but the administration, board, not to mention donors and key community figures are likely enablers either by association or in actuality. They were all raised in the house that JoePa and college football built. This is larger than any individual or a group of people that can be quickly seperated from. While some moves surely should be made sooner rather than others, this is not one of them.
"The students will riot and rally as the please, statute or no statute. Removing it at this time can only make matters worse. Instead, they should let the facts continue to come out. Presuming they paint Paterno in no better a light than he currently is, the additional information and passing of time will make the decision to remove the statute appear more rational than reactionary."|
"This also ties into what I initially said. They know enough now to sever all ties and to do it now. They have every right to make a knee-jerk reaction as logical as this one is and will appear. I don't see why they should delay the process of repairing the insane damage that has hit them since they know well more than enough."
The statue poses no threat to any individuals and given current public opinion at state college, removing it can only do more harm than good at the moment. Under these circumstances, a knee-jerk reaction is inappropriate, irresponsible, and provides the appearance that the board is either naive at best, or misguided at worst. To reiterate, no true repair can be done at this time. If you believe it can, than you do not understand the magnitude of the situation.