(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) -- Tom Bradley was introduced as the interim head coach of the Penn State football team on Thursday, a day after longtime coach Joe Paterno was fired.
"We're obviously in a very unprecedented situation that we find ourselves in," Bradley told reporters at his introductory press conference. "I've got to find a way to restore the confidence and to start a healing process with everybody. It's with very mixed emotion and a heavy heart that this has occurred, that I'm going through this."
News of Paterno's dismissal came late Wednesday, as the school continued to sort out the public relations mess surrounding a sex scandal involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who is accused of sexually abusing eight boys over a 15 year span.
Bradley said that assistant coach Mike McQueary, who told Paterno of an incident he saw between Sandusky and a young boy in 2002, will not be coaching in the game due to multiple threats he's received.
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