It will be fascinating to see what happens with the current players on the team and those with letters of intent. That would be an interesting project to follow these players for the next 10 years to see where they go or stay and what happens after graduation. For the best of the best on the team who are looking at an NFL bid, why would they stay? I see the next 4 years of PSU football being full of guys who like to play the game, but don't have intentions to go pro.
It might not be the death penalty, but it is more like a slow, painful beating.