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New Coach, Same Town

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Great job Sappy Valley in welcoming your new football coach with such open arms.

LaVar Arrington, shown right in his playing days, is as close to an ideal Penn State football lifer as you can find. After leaving for the NFL following his junior year, Arrington later returned to complete his degree and has been a vocal supporter of Penn State football through thick and thin, including the darkest hours and days following the revelations surrounding the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Arrington, who idolized Sandusky, never shied away from speaking out against Sandusky’s alleged acts and came to grips with the fact that Sandusky fooled him.

When Penn State held a candle light vigil on campus days after the Sandusky shock wave ripped through State College and beyond, Arrington was there to speak to the students and to the Penn State family near and far.

“We are Penn State. That will never change,” Arrington said.

That is, of course, unless Penn State hires a coach Arrington does not approve of.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Thursday night that Penn State will name New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien as their next head coach, with a formal announcement being made Saturday. the initial reaction from Penn State fans is one of disappointment and confusion for the most part. The Fan Tab rating on Nittany Lions Den plummeted to 1% over night, and Arrington had some of the strongest words to say as word of this potential hire spread.

“I will put my Butkus (Award) in storage. I will put my Alamo Bowl MVP trophy in storage,” Arrington said to Blue White Illustrated, the Rivals.com affiliate covering Penn State. “Jerseys, anything Penn State, in storage. Wherever Tom Bradley goes, that’s the school I will start to put memorabilia up in my home. I’m done. I’m done with Penn State. If they’re done with us, I’m done with them….”

…Arrington is not alone. Former Penn State players such as Brandon Short and D.J. Dozier have spoken out about Penn State’s coaching search and decision-making, with Short saying that not hiring Bradley is like turning their back on the entire Penn State family. Dozier questions why more former Penn State players were not consulted during the search.

“I would venture to say that a lot of guys thought, why not?” Dozier said to Blue White Illustrated. “Why wouldn’t someone ask us? Aren’t we a part of this university? Aren’t we a part of the program? Don’t we care? Don’t we have a little bit of expertise or at least a thought that may spur another thought? I believe to get the right or best answer, you survey the land.

“So, do the guys feel left out and pushed to the side? Well, of course. I think we can all speculate and if we speculate long enough, we’ll figure out that, well, maybe politics are working this one. I would love to see more of a collaborative approach to this process because, again, we’re not trying to say that Penn State is more special than another, but there’s a certain way that we have done things.”

Even though this new guy may not tickle your fancy or touch you in ways the previous administration did, be glad someone outside your incestous cesspit of a town wants to try to lead you to greener pastures. Lord knows why. It may not be fair to purge the entire football coaching staff over the Sandusky incident, but I don’t blame the university in this case.

And for the record, I lived up in State College for 14 months. I know what I speak of when calling that place a dump. To be fair, I’m sure many college towns are like this, (hopefully) minus the child molestation.

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

January 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Posted in Sports

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