Prior to all the craziness that has transpired over the course of this past week, the million dollar question entering the season, with the multi-million dollar answer was...who is going to take over for Joe Paterno when he decides to retire?
Well, after a stunning turn of events and the subsequential firing of the legendary coach on Thursday by the board of trustees, the question has become increasingly asked and speculated upon.
The fact is, no one knows the answer. And we may not for many months.
However, that has not prevented some folks from believing they have an inside scoop on who the next head coach will be. I am sure you have heard a rumor or two, or three, or more.
Everyone seems to have a friend or relative who is a real estate agent that knows another real estate agent that recently sold Urban Meyer a home on the outskirts of State College.
I guess the former Florida head coach, and current ESPN analyst is into flipping homes. I hope he made a decent profit on the home he supposedly bought outside of Columbus last March in the midst of the Ohio State scandal.
A risky undertaking in the times we are currently living in, if you ask me. But hey...it's his money.
Is it riskier than taking over a tarnished program embroiled in one of the greatest scandals in sports history? That is another million dollar question, and one that Urban Meyer and the other candidates must ask themselves when the time arrives.
According to Joe Davidson, recorder of deeds for Centre County, there has been no such transaction take place.
I have compiled a list of five candidates that I feel would be very attractive to Penn State and in turn would mostly likely jump at the opportunity to take the position, risky as it may seem.