Joe Paterno Fired by the Board of Trustees, Effective Immediately. He Won't Coach Again

Joe Paterno announced early Wednesday he would resign as Penn State’s football coach at season’s end. That wasn’t good enough for the school’s Board of Trustees. In a move that will cause anger in Happy Valley – even though it is the right one – the Board of Trustees fired Paterno Wednesday night along with school President Graham Spainer.

In a press conference, the Board of Trustees announced defensive coordinator Tom Bradley is the interim head coach, and will lead the team onto the field Saturday against Nebraska.

Here’s the statement from the Board of Trustees.

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