Gotta say I really would be OK w/ Larry Johnson Sr being the guy to replace Paterno (Joepa would probably be too) but let's address some concerns that need to be mentioned.
What's up w/ his son? LJ was hard to manage when at PSU (in Joe's dog house often and didn't get 'green lit' until his senior year) to say the least. Off to the pros where in '03 he is charged w/ aggrevated assault and domestic battery w/ a chick and some fun w/ gun brandishing. Then last week he's out at a bar and is arrested for assault w/ some babe and alcohol is of course involved.
Then we have to throw in the near 'thuggery' of some of the D line boys, I don't have to list them, do I? A bit of concern as to the connection to the coach and his ability to manage the fellas. I had visions of LJ Sr. absolutely tearing ass into these guys after all the fights and such to keep their noses clean. But either he was ineffective or the kids are truly mind-numbingly dumb (quite possible).
Anywho, I truly think that LJ Sr. is a class act and a potentially great next coach, but....... am I missing something? Does his jackass son say something about him or is LJ just uncontrolable and coach is distraught that his son is said jackass? Maybe the apple did fall far from the tree? Do the concerns w/ the D-line tarnish the coaching appeal of LJ Sr? I'm just sayin'.........