The always clear-eyed Wally Bock discusses the moral fog at Penn State. An excerpt:
You can shore up your moral sense in lots of ways. Reading, reflection, and prayer work for me. But when the fog is dense and you're totally turned around or flipped over you need something more, something outside yourself.
When you're in the fog you need people who love you enough to help you get right. Think about it. If someone had been there who said, "Football program? Are you out of your f**k**g mind! What about those kids?" maybe one of the great coaching careers and reputations might not be headed down the chute just now.