Originally Posted by Franchise 60
Am I dumb for thinking that PSU is a sleeping giant being held back by JoePa? Do PSU fans find this blasphemous?
I know this isn't the right season to say it since they won the Big 11 and all, but I think that this program should be much better than it has been the past decade. 4 losing seasons in the past 10. Some mediocre-good seasons and two very good seasons. And I think the whole Paterno recruiting thing is close to a myth. Yes, I'm sure there are lots of guys on that team that went there because of JoePa. There is also lot's of guys from PA on OSU or other big programs who didn't go there because of JoePa.
I just think if you put a more motivated, younger coach in there PSU could be scary good again. Same thing x2 for FSU.
just look at penn state hoops. absolutely horrible. im sure there are some great basketballers in pa. and they are not going to penn state.
pryor said he did not like penn state because its a very rural area.
so i dont think penn state is going to have the #1 class when paterno is not there any more.
admittedly he may have scared off some offensive talent. but he also brings in a few kids he might not get.
so, no, i don't think psu is a sleeping giant at this time.