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Are you satisfied with Joe Paterno retiring after this season?

November 9, 2011 |  9:30 am

Joe Paterno's 46-year run as head coach of Penn State football is coming to an end -- but maybe not as soon as some people might like. And, of course, there are others out there who don't want it to end at all.

Paterno has decided to retire at the end of this season in light of the sex-abuse scandal involving his former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

While Paterno is not under investigation in the case, he has been criticized for apparently not following up on a report of a 2002 incident involving Sandusky and a 10-year-old boy in the showers at the team's complex.

 FULL COVERAGE: Penn State scandal

There had been reports of eroding support of the legendary coach, with pressure mounting for Paterno to retire or be removed from his post.

But he also has supporters, particularly among the student body. A large group of students held an impromptu rally at Paterno's house on Tuesday night, chanting, among other things, "Let Joe stay!"

What do you think of Paterno's decision? Does he deserve a graceful exit? And do the players for the 8-1 Nittany Lions deserve to keep their coach as they finish out the season and prepare for a bowl game?

Or should he retire or be removed immediately?

Or do you think he should remain Penn State's coach beyond this season?

Vote and leave a comment explaining why you voted the way you did.


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This isn't the ending anyone could have foreseen for Joe Paterno

-- Chuck Schilken