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SteelCityKing
12-16-2008, 06:49 PM
Joe Paterno signs a 3 year extension to coach the Penn State Nittany Lions until 2011. i LOVE JoePa...let's hope he makes it 'til 2009! =)

PisnNapalm
12-16-2008, 07:13 PM
I know that PSU did well this year, but come on Joe Pa.

He really does want to drop dead on the playing field some Saturday afternoon doesn't he?

SteelCityKing
12-16-2008, 07:21 PM
well, then he can say he'll literally live AND die for football. -- i say he throws in the towel. but why not go for 400 wins, right? ha!

SteelCityMan786
12-16-2008, 07:32 PM
well, then he can say he'll literally live AND die for football. -- i say he throws in the towel. but why not go for 400 wins, right? ha!

Something tells me that's his intention. Too see the article. view the 2008 PSU Football Thread.

lilyoder6
12-16-2008, 07:48 PM
40 some wins in the last 4 yrs.... who cares how old the man is.. he is STILL outcoaching most coaches in the NCAA and the team is WINNING

SteelCityKing
12-16-2008, 08:13 PM
40 some wins in the last 4 yrs.... who cares how old the man is.. he is STILL outcoaching most coaches in the NCAA and the team is WINNING

Joe Paterno is the man...a legend...and an icon. i am a HUGE Penn State fan and i want to see Joe Paterno live to be 120 and still coach the Lions...BUT, he needs to take a bow and call it quits...but not before 400 wins. =)

Steelcitygal87
12-17-2008, 05:52 AM
I was THRILLED when I heard this news! I LOVE JOE PA! I want to see him on the sidelines for as many years as he feels he can be there. He is such an inspiration to so many, young and old alike. He LOVES what he does and holds fast to his ideals/principles no matter what the media folk have to say, or pressure from any outside sources. A few years ago many were calling for him to step down :mad:...that the game had passed him by. HA, guess he proved them wrong! The Lions were a field goal away from having a perfect season. Yeah, sounds to me like the man doesn't know how to coach anymore. ROSE BOWL here we come!!!:thumbsup:

GO LIONS!! We are....PENN STATE!!

revefsreleets
12-17-2008, 08:21 AM
Seriously, I do think that's how he'd like to go out. How many people get to check out on their own terms, let alone doing something they love?

rbryan
12-17-2008, 09:25 AM
He's earned the right IMO. As long as he outlasts Bobby Bowden I don't care if it takes another ten years.

Jo Pa has proven that he can still recruit and has what it takes to run the team. Like most HC, he defers the playcalling so thats the biggest issue in regards to his age as far as I'm concerned.

TackleMeBen
12-18-2008, 10:37 AM
steelman i was thinking of you when i heard this. i knew that you would be excited. i think he and bobby bowden are going to die on the sidelines at their respected schools. i am definately not a penn state fan, but i do love the fact that JoPa is still the coach there and still can get the job done. hats off to him and a great season! good luck in the rose bowl!!

Dino 6 Rings
12-18-2008, 12:30 PM
I think being coach of PSU is the only thing keeping him alive. We've all heard those stories about folks that retire and have nothing left to do and eventually just fade away. I think he'd be finished after just 1 season of not coaching. Its what motivates him to keep moving and keep his mind fresh.

SCSTILLER
12-18-2008, 02:42 PM
All I can say is that I am glad JoePa will be around for a few more years coaching PSU. I want to see him, and he deserves it, get to 400+ wins. I think he will, he is the greatest college FB coach there is and was. He not only cares about winning games, he also has (i think) an 80% graduation rate and more Academic all-americans than most colleges do. He makes men out of his players.

SteelCityMan786
12-18-2008, 04:01 PM
steelman i was thinking of you when i heard this. i knew that you would be excited. i think he and bobby bowden are going to die on the sidelines at their respected schools. i am definately not a penn state fan, but i do love the fact that JoPa is still the coach there and still can get the job done. hats off to him and a great season! good luck in the rose bowl!!

You're correct. Though eventually I'd like see someone take the reigns over, I feel Penn State needs more time to look for his potential successor although I think it will be Bradley. How JoePa has molded the Penn State Program has kinda went hand in hand with how other coaches mold their programs(EX: Ohio State)

I think being coach of PSU is the only thing keeping him alive. We've all heard those stories about folks that retire and have nothing left to do and eventually just fade away. I think he'd be finished after just 1 season of not coaching. Its what motivates him to keep moving and keep his mind fresh.

We can be sure of this though.

Unless if one of our said schools doesn't give in to our schools wishes for the series, Penn State/Pitt won't happen for awhile.

SteelCurtain7
12-21-2008, 10:12 AM
When a guy's still coaching longer than I've been breathing, he has my instant respect. :cool:

Here's hoping for an upset of USC.

SteelCityMan786
12-21-2008, 10:18 AM
When a guy's still coaching longer than I've been breathing, he has my instant respect. :cool:

Here's hoping for an upset of USC.

Gotta a chance to meet him a few years ago. He's a class act.

Hammer67
12-22-2008, 11:48 AM
Gotta a chance to meet him a few years ago. He's a class act.

I met him in 1996 in McClanahan's in State College...he was actually grabbing a few groceries for his wife. COuldn't believe he wasn't being crowded by everyone. Just a few shouts of "Joe Pa!".

He was cool. Just looked like a lost shopping husband trying to find something in the aisles. It was funny.

Speaking of which...I just remembered...I miss McClanahan's subs...I lived off those things for a few years!

I can't wait to go to the Rose Bowl!! WOO HOO!

SteelCityMan786
12-22-2008, 01:07 PM
I met him in 1996 in McClanahan's in State College...he was actually grabbing a few groceries for his wife. COuldn't believe he wasn't being crowded by everyone. Just a few shouts of "Joe Pa!".

He was cool. Just looked like a lost shopping husband trying to find something in the aisles. It was funny.

Speaking of which...I just remembered...I miss McClanahan's subs...I lived off those things for a few years!

I can't wait to go to the Rose Bowl!! WOO HOO!

I met him at the Blue/White Luncheon that they have at the BJC the one year. He was a good guy. Got to shake hands with him. I was impressed with how he handled his fans.

Hammer67
12-22-2008, 03:59 PM
I met him at the Blue/White Luncheon that they have at the BJC the one year. He was a good guy. Got to shake hands with him. I was impressed with how he handled his fans.

The Pep rallies at Rec Hall were legendary...he was always (and still is) entertaining at those.

SteelCityMan786
12-22-2008, 08:56 PM
The Pep rallies at Rec Hall were legendary...he was always (and still is) entertaining at those.

He'll be that way till death.

Robbinz2121
12-29-2008, 04:48 PM
I'm born and raised in happy valley an JoePa can sign another extension in 2012 for all I care. As long as he keeps our Nittany Lions roaring he can stay for as long as he wants. and i think he's proved that he can still do just that.

not to mention i'm a little worried about the potential replacment.