Gus Johnson is facing heavy criticism for comments he made late during Penn State's win in the Big Ten Championship about the victory aiding in the school's "healing process."
The comments came right after mention of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, which rocked the program in 2011, resulting in the ouster of longtime head coach Joe Paterno as well as much of the school's administration. The PSU football program was subject to a post-season ban and significant scholarship reductions by the NCAA, penalties that were lifted a few years later.
Deadspin has video of Johnson's call. He said the win was a "milestone in the healing process" for Penn State:
The comments were not very popular among the college football community:
And rightfully so. Penn State football was certainly impacted by the scandal. It was in no way the "victim" of this situation. The program is on its second post-Paterno coaching staff. Every player on the roster was recruited by non-Paterno staff coaches, after the Sandusky scandal had already broken.
Tonight was a great night for Penn State football, to be sure. It doesn't have any impact on what happened decades ago.