While it may seem too soon, or even wrong, to discuss this given everything that has happened with PSU in light of the Freeh Report findings, I'm curious what you all think. There is a lot of talk from the media about how the NCAA should give PSU the death penalty in football. Whether or not you agree that the NCAA has jurisdiction here (which, seeing the total lack of institutional control, it seems they do), Mark Emmert's November 17th letter has pretty much cornered the NCAA into some sort of action (they're still waiting for a response btw).
So the question is this, given that we have started making strides in PA, and also given that historically PSU has raided Maryland high school talent, how do you think a PSU death penalty would impact the Maryland football program? A Nittany Lion-less Pennsylvania means that PA recruits have only two in-state options: Pitt and Temple. Since Temple is Big East now, I only really see Pitt as a threat for the "local" PA guys. Yes, many other big name schools will come in to fill the vacuum, but there will still be guys that want to play closer to home (i.e. Philly is closer to CP that Happy Valley). What do you all think?
(Sorry if this post offends anyone in light of the horrible crimes committed at PSU. In no way is my post here trying to be insensitive, I'm just genuinely curious what the consensus is out there...)