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Joe had to go

It had to happen.

Penn State needed to get rid of coach Joe Paterno.

I don't care how many wins he has or how much money he has given to the university.

Joe had to go.

Did Paterno do the minimum required in the scandal that's rocked State College? Apparently.

But there was a moral obligation, too. Paterno had the power to stop Jerry Sandusky but failed.

Paterno's a man that was bigger than anything at State College. He called the shots there, and he knew it.

He was even defiant earlier Wednesday. Check out his statement:

"At this moment the Board of Trustees should not spend a single minute discussing my status. They have far more important matters to address. I want to make this as easy for them as I possibly can."

Joe thought he could go when he wanted.

The school's trustees thought differently. They rightly showed him who was in charge.

In my opinion, Paterno was all about Paterno, building a legend, setting records and coaching forever -- or at least until he couldn't do it any more.

His legacy is tarnished.

Now, Tom Bradley will lead the team in the interim. For those hoping for a big-time coach to take the helm, Urban Meyer has been mentioned as a possible replacement.

For me, I don't really care who coaches the team. I want to see justice served (Mike McQueary would be a nice start -- he certainly doesn't deserve a job after all this).

A school that prides itself on doing the right thing didn't get it done.

They finally did something right late Wednesday night. Hopefully that continues in the future.

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