PASADENA, CA - FILE: Assistant coach Tom Bradley of the Penn State Nittany Lions calls a play during the 95th Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi against the USC Trojans on January 1, 2009 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Tom Bradley replaced Joe Paterno today, as Penn State interim coach on November 9, 2011 amid allegations that former assistant Jerry Sandusky was involved with child sex abuse. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Tom Bradley has acted in this capacity before, and will speak about doing so again in a couple of minutes. You can get the feed from the Big Ten Network here. The corporate exodus has begun, starting with the backdrop, but not ending there.
The release, which is likely familiar to you:
As announced by The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees Wednesday night, Tom Bradley will assume head coaching duties for the Penn State football team for the remainder of the 2011 season, replacing long-time head coach Joe Paterno.
In his 33rd season on the staff and 12th supervising one of the nation's top defenses, Bradley has played a large role in the success of the defense and recruiting efforts during his tenure. Bradley helped develop four All-Americans in the secondary. In addition to the defensive backs, Bradley also has coached five other positions, including outside linebackers and defensive ends, coordinated the special teams and served as recruiting coordinator, bringing numerous prep standouts to Penn State throughout his tenure. Shane Conlan, O.J. McDuffie, Kim Herring, David Macklin, Bryan Scott, Alan Zemaitis, Justin King, Lydell Sargeant and D'Anton Lynn are among the standouts he has coached.
Bradley was a football letterman at Penn State in 1977-78, a graduate assistant in 1979 and became a full-time staff member in 1980. He is a graduate of Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown, Pa.
This is likely not a surprise to anyone: