With last night’s firing of head coach Joe Paterno and President Graham Spanier, much of the heat and attention today turned to resolving the status of assistant coach Mike McQueary. In the instant, it was expected that the University would not allow McQueary to coach this Saturday against Nebraska, with a more permanent resolution possibly announced as well. Late Thursday night, PSU issued a statement on McQueary’s status for this Saturday.
Due to multiple threats made against Assistant Coach Mike McQueary, the University has decided it would be in the best interest of all for Assistant Coach McQueary not to be in attendance at Saturday’s Nebraska game.
An announcement was expected by Friday morning, but the University has still not addressed McQueary’s long term future with Penn State. Earlier Thursday, acting President Rod Erickson intimated that a more permanent decision could be on the horizon.
When asked if Mr. McQueary was still employed as of Thursday evening, Mr. Erickson replied “as I said, you’ll hear more.”
For now, citing safety concerns, McQueary will not be at Beaver Stadium for the Nittany Lions’ game against Nebraska on Saturday.