Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno's 46 year tenure is said to be soon ending in wake of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky's sexual assault arrest.
Penn State has called off Joe Paterno's weekly press conference raising speculation the he could be gone as early as today. But it is clear that he will probably not return for his 47th year at Happy Valley.
Paterno has been criticized for failing to tell authorities what he knew about Sandusky abusing a young boy in a Penn State locker room in 2002. Paterno has not and will not be charged with any crime. Paterno, however, did alert university officials of what he knew about the 2002 assault.
Recently, Paterno has lost all support from board members and students at Penn State have expressed their anger and disgust with the whole situation, all the while hoping that the allegations aren't true.
Paterno started his coaching career at Penn State as a young 23 year old man. His plan was to stay for two years just to pay off his student loans from Brown University.
He became head coach in 1966 and started an unbelievable streak that will probably never be topped again. Under his regime, Beaver Stadium grew from 29,000 seats to 108,000 seats, one of the most in the nation.
Paterno won two national championships while at Penn State in 1982 and 1986. He also holds the NCAA record in career wins with 409 and most bowl wins with 24.
If Paterno does in fact step down, it will be a sad end to a glorious career.