Here's the new "hype" video from Penn State. I'm interested in seeing what everyone thinks. I'll share my thoughts after the jump
I find this video very unsettling. O'Brien says the right things and I respect him, but it's clear that he doesn't drive the message. Am I supposed to trust the workings of the hapless imbeciles who have made a terrible situation even worse and reduced a legend to an impotent puppet? Why should I expect any different from them now? Why should the new guy have any more control or power over such affairs than the incorrectly-heralded "Most powerful man in Pennsylvania?"
Those of you who have been around these parts for a while know that I'm the eternal optimist when it comes to Penn State football. For goodness's sake, I think that with a little work Rob Bolden can win the Heisman. But I absolutely do not feel comfortable with the program in the hands of the current BOT, Erickson, Joyner, and the rest of the men and women who have proven nothing to me over the last two and a half months except how immensely their concept of "We Are Penn State" differs from mine.
I'm sure this is somewhat of an overreaction, but this is a portion of reality that I wasn't quite ready to face and I can't say that I'm entirely confident that the future is as bright as this video suggests.
What are your thoughts, feelings, emotions? I figure either someone out there is going to cheer me up or we can all mope together. After all, Dr. Erickson assures me that we're all in this together. With that in mind, and all the confidence it gives me, I guess I can let out a hearty--