For all the talk about how the sanctions will hurt Penn State, remember there's a major reason football players went there - to get to the NFL.
League championships and bowl trips are nice, but learning to play professionally remains a major reason to head to Happy Valley.
With a former New England Patriots coach leading the way, Penn State remains a path to the NFL.
NFL teams look to the individual attributes for players to make their squads. A small school kid has a chance to shine and catch the eyes of scouts - and Penn State will still be a destination for them.
SMU has never really recovered from its NCAA Death Penalty in the 1980s, but Maryland went from no TV appearances to National Champions in about a dozen years.
Just a few weeks until college football practices begin. We'll see how Penn State stands when they start workouts.