The 2010 Penn State football team faced more turmoil and criticism than Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes, but the key point to note is that very little of it was warranted.
The Nittany Lions finished the season 7-6 and struggled against ranked opponents, Joe Paterno faced health and retirement rumors during most of the season, and the upcoming recruiting class has taken its fair share of lumps, too.
Only, here’s the thing: Paterno isn’t going anywhere, he’s said so. This was a very young Penn State team that is only going to get better, and with less than a dozen seniors on last year’s roster, why would anyone expect there to be a large number of top recruits flying to Happy Valley?
Penn State is going to be fine, and so is the 2011 recruiting class, and here is the current top half of the group of current verbal commitments: