Pat Forde says ‘vacuum of competence’ at Penn State

Yahoo’s Pat Forde joined the show from Penn State to update us on the latest with Joe Paterno and more.

Dan asked what yesterday was like in State College. “Probably the strangest day I’ve ever seen on the job,” Forde said. “Paterno making a bargaining stance that I won’t step down until the end of the year. And that kind of getting smacked down.”

Forde said the disorganized way the school and Paterno are handling this says a lot about what’s going on. “There’s just a massive vacuum of competence,” Forde said.

Forde talked about the future of the program. He thinks it’s an attractive job once the smoke clears. He noted there’s no NCAA sanction. “It’s the kind of job I would say if I was Urban Meyer would be very attractive,” Forde said.

To sum it up, Forde said there is no escape from how bad the story is. “It’s an incredibly sad chapter in American sports,” Forde said.

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