Penn State Ready to Turn the Page in 2012

Tom Bradley may or may not be in the plans

The following is an excerpt from Crystal Ball Run.

Tom Bradley took his headset off with under a minute to play in the 2012 TicketCity Bowl, with his Nittany Lions trailing 30-14 and unable to prevent the inevitable. It may have been the last time Bradley, a long time face inside the Penn State football program, put on Penn State blue and white on a game day.

“Well, obviously we’re going to have a new football coach next year here for sure, whoever that may be,” Bradley said after the game. “So in that regard, yes. I was disappointed in the way we played. I thought we’d play better today, I thought we’d play better defensively. I didn’t anticipate us giving up those big plays. But it’s going to be obviously new around here for a lot of people.”

Since November everything at Penn State seems to have gone down hill. Joe Paterno, fired.

Athletic director Tim Curley, on trial for perjury.

Pristine image, tar and feathered.

On the field, Penn State lost three of their final four games, with losses to Nebraska, Wisconsin and Houston.

To add to it all, the search for a head coach has stretched in to 2012 and despite multiple reports seemingly coming out of nowhere about one NFL assistant coach or another, it remains a giant mystery just how soon a coach will e named, let alone who might have an inside track to the job.

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Kevin McGuire

About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com and AthlonSports.com. Member of the FWAA and National Football Foundation. College Football Hall of Fame voter. Also managing The Sports Daily's NittanyLionsDen.com and Macho-Row.com. Can also be seen contributing to TheComeback.com and TheStudentSection.com.

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