The trustees at Penn State felt that it was in the best interest of the Penn State University to remove Joe Paterno from his duties of Head Coach at Penn State University. Joe Paterno is an icon in Pennsylvania, but doing the mist of the difficult situation at Penn State, the Board felt that it would be in the best interest to relieve Joe Paterno of duties as Head Coach at Penn State University. People in Pennsylvania are tense and filled with emotions. There are many unanswered question that will be unraveled in the months to come. But now Joe Paterno is out as Head coach after 46 years at Penn State.