All the big prizes Penn State usually plays for -- the conference championships, the marquee bowl games -- are off the table.
For the next four seasons, new coach Bill O'Brien will be in survival mode after the Nittany Lions got walloped by NCAA sanctions Monday. Even before the hammer dropped, one recruit decommitted in the morning.
The NCAA weighed in on the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and handed down penalties that will handcuff Penn State's mighty football program at least until the latter half of this decade.
The Nittany Lions won't be allowed to play in the postseason over the next four years or hand out a full allotment of scholarships for several seasons.
The current players on the Penn State roster are free to transfer immediately.