Not all is well at Penn State...
1. Joe is not at practice more than an hour a day. He also rarely if ever attends any of the coaching or game prep meetings. She said people don't know how sick he was in the offseason implying that he went through a serious medical issue that has not been publicly reported. He has absolutely zero input into the gameplanning, and doesn't even know what it is until Friday night.
2. The dissention amongst the staff is at an all-time high. When Joe is not there, it's a contest to see who can act like they are in charge. There have been verbal arguments in front of the team in the middle of practice sessions between assistant coaches yelling at each other that they are in charge and are going to do what they want at that point of practice.
3. Multiple coaches on the staff have been reaching out to gauge interest from other programs as they are worried about their future in the program. One "high profile" coach on the staff actually reached out to the head coach of another PA school over the summer saying he was worried about his future at PSU and laying the groundwork for a possible move in the future.
4. There is a process in place amongst the staff to determine if a high school prospect should get an offer. Some of the coaches will vote against offering or recruiting certain kids just to spite the coaches who want them offered or are their primary recruiters. Whether this is actually going on or not I do not know, but at least one coach on the staff feels that way. For this reason, the coaches who actually do recruit have basically thrown their hands in the air and almost stopped recruiting all together.
5. "If Tom Bradley is the next head coach, the real coaches will leave in about 30 seconds."
From a recent PSU player:
"Let me start off by saying that our S&C program is a HUGE issue. 95% of the players I played with despised it. This WAS something we constantly bitched about in the locker room. Interestingly enough some of the biggest critics say good things about it when interviewed or asked publicly. Through my time at PSU I did feel like I lost strength and explosiveness....especially in the legs. Many of us did decide to train off campus when we could in order to improve. Problem is that you are so tired after a full day that it becomes difficult. Don't put too much stock into public interviews. No one wants really wants to badmouth anyone."