Tom Bradley, Penn State's interim head coach, said Thursday he took the job to replace legendary coach Joe Paterno "with mixed emotions."
He said ousted coach Joe Paterno has "meant more to me than anybody except my father" and that Paterno had a "dynamic impact" on many and he was "proud" to work for him.
The interim head coach said he is grieving for the alleged victims of the purported sexual abuse and their families. He said the team's players are also thinking about the victims.
Bradley, during his first media availability since Joe Paterno was fired, said a lot of the players "are in shock, they have mixed emotions" over the sex abuse allegations.
"It's been very difficult to go through this, but I'm confident we will find a way to heal," he said.
Despite the massive media attention surrounding the team following the allegations, Bradley said he thinks his players will "be ready to play Saturday" when they face Nebraska.