However, for now, Joe Paterno is still in charge. And he's dropped the hammer on two defensive tackles.
Projected starter Phil Taylor and possible starter Chris Baker had already visited Paterno's palatial doghouse. Both were suspended during the spring as part of discipline Paterno handed down for off-field fights last season.
It's a move that was probably overdue. On the field, it certainly attacks the Nittany Lions' depth along the defensive front. However, at the very least, Paterno needed to send a message. Future behavior will determine if he was successful in that.
Meanwhile, it appears more trouble is at least potentially on the horizon for Penn State.
Shortly after two Penn State football players were kicked off the team, details are emerging about a recent incident at a pool party that may have involved Penn State football players, Centre County District Attorney Michael Madeira said.Ouch. Methinks this was the last thing JoePa wanted to hear about today. Sorry, dude.
Madeira said he was aware of a police investigation involving football players, but did not know which players were involved.
... "I was aware yesterday about an incident at a pool party -- that there was an accusation that it involved football players," Madeira said.