The argument has been made every year: You should step down for the future of Penn State football. But for every bad year, as the hot seat got hotter, you seemingly came back with a better season.
You're a resilient man, we know that. But it's time to get real and pack your bags.
On Wednesday morning, you issued a statement saying you'll retire at the end of the season.
"I have come to work every day for the last 61 years with one clear goal in mind: To serve the best interests of this university and the young me who have been entrusted to my care," you said.
Joe, here's the reality: It's in the best interests of Penn State football and the university for you to not show up to work for another day.
I know, as you wrote this morning, you will spend the rest of your life "doing everything I can to help the university."
Here's how you can help.