Had to be done. PSU's in full damage control mode and the groundswell of public outrage was too great. In the long run, if Paterno had finished the season, PSU would have regretted it for an even longer time.
Damn. I gave it 50/50 that they at least let him say goodbye Saturday during the last home game. Wonder if they were pissed at his statement telling them what to spend their time on. What a self serving statement to begin with. Don't mind me! I'll just go along as I always have!
100% the right move... would have been better without the charade of trying to let him ride out the season, but still, the right move. If he's as concerned about Penn State as he says he is (versus his legacy) then he has to agree that this is the best course of action.