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Old 12-17-2008, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default Paterno signs 3-year extension...

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Soon-to-be-82 Paterno gets 3-year extension

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Penn State Gives Joe Paterno Three-Year Extension

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State coach Joe Paterno has a new three-year contract extension to go along with his new hip.

The Hall of Famer and winningest coach in major college football history has agreed to a new deal with the university, the athletic department said Tuesday in a statement.

The agreement will provide "for the opportunity of Coach Joe Paterno leading the football program through the 2011 season," the statement said. JoePa turns 82 on Sunday.
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God bless the legend, but there is no way anyone is fit to coach a team at 85. This is ridiculous. Yes, Penn State is having success, but not due to JoePa. He needs to let go of the reigns. But for many, retiring means they have nothing left to live for and it's like an admission that this is the end. JoePa clearly fits the bill.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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I totally agree and have a sollution: Hear me out....Joe Pa stays on as the "figure head" of the program, signing autographs, etc., but give the voters at ESPN FanNation total control of the actual football operations. ESPN voters could chose who Penn State signs, who starts at each position, there could be a contest where people submit videos for inspirational pre-game and half-time speeches, and two winners would be selected every week, and people could log onto a chat and take turns selecting plays. That would be awesome, and democratic, and hip.

Seriously though, it's time for a change. Hell, look what it did for Michigan! And all Penn State did this year is go 11-1, win the Big 10, and earn a trip to the Rose Bowl. Booo Paterno! oLd pEoPLE SUCk!!! lol
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:05 PM   #3
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Nah, I agree with Marc.

Old folks are always getting in the way with their life experience and wisdom.

Can the SOB. It's real easy going 40-10 over a 4-year span.

Down with the fiber eaters...

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Old 12-22-2008, 12:25 PM   #4
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I don't see what the problem is here. 40-10 over the past four seasons is among the best records in the country, 2 conference titles, 2 BCS bowl bids, and 3 bowl wins in a row. He's closing in on a potential Top 10 recruiting class and dealt with his hip problem. He will most likely be on the sidelines for the Rose Bowl.

While the fact that an 85-year old man could run a major college football program at a high level seems highly improbable, pretty much everything about Joe's career is highly improbable. Recruits still want to play for him and the results since coming out of the Dark Ages speak for themselves. The only other schools to win multiple conference titles over the past four seasons are Florida, Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Penn State. We're in pretty good company.
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Paterno's a legend and I see no reason to get rid of him. Most likely he'll be more of a figurehead, but assistant coaches can fill in other roles.
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