Joe Paterno Fired, Tom Bradley Named Penn State Interim Coach, According To Report

Penn St. Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno will not coach another game, according to Jim Gardner of ABC's affiliate on the scene of Wednesday night's board of trustees meeting. Tom Bradley will take over as Penn State's interim coach, according to Gardner.

Jim Gardner@Jim_Gardner Assistant coach, Tom Bradley is interim coach. #PSUcharges

Bradley is Penn State's defensive coordinator. He grew up in Pennsylvania and played defensive back for Paterno in the mid-'70s, and has been considered a potential successor along the way. He took over for Jerry Sandusky in 1999.

The Nittany Lions have three regular season games left, starting this Saturday at home against Nebraska. Paterno had planned to finish out the season, but forced the board of trustees to make the final decision on his future.

For the latest updates on the Sandusky story and the fallout, be sure to follow this StoryStream. For the Penn State perspective of the ordeal, be sure to check out Black Shoe Diaries.

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