Joe Paterno is determined to be the greatest coach in college football history, to never retire. The soon to be 84-year-old recently promised a recruit he would remain as Penn State head coach for five or six more years. He probably believes it. Nittany Lions fans can look forward to five or six more years of aborted radio interviews, press conferences in extremis and virile, alumnus coaches such being swept up by other programs. Joe Paterno is a legend, despite being in the “Leaders” division. We all love the guy, but keeping the program he built in stasis is just egotism. He has earned the right to decide his own departure, and has no intention to exercise that right responsibly.
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