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Report: Paterno's exit being discussed

Many of you have seen it already, but in case you haven't, The New York Times is reporting that Penn State's trustees are discussing the departure of Joe Paterno and how to handle the coach's exit.

The newspaper reports Paterno's tenure will be over in days or weeks, and he definitely will not be back next season. Paterno's contract runs out after the season.

Paterno's son, Scott, told reporters that his father hasn't been asked to step down and will oversee the team during practice Tuesday afternoon. Scott Paterno said his father plans to coach No. 12 Penn State on Saturday against Nebraska, and that JoePa's job remains "status quo."

A high-ranking Penn State official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that support for Paterno is eroding among the school's board of trustees. The person said a decision could come before the Board of Trustees' scheduled meeting Friday.

It will be interesting to see if Paterno will address the media at some point in the next day or so. There are conflicting reports about whether he'll hold a news conference after Penn State's administration canceled Tuesday's media appearances.

The Big Ten said there's no violation for coaches not appearing on its weekly teleconference. Coaches aren't required to appear.

More to come ...