The Great Joe Paterno from Here in Chicago for the Big Ten Media Days

Hondo S. Carpenter

 

Joe Paterno was all smiles today as he prepares for yet another season in Happy Valley!  Photo courtesy of Toy Benoit
Joe Paterno was all smiles today as he prepares for yet another season in Happy Valley! Photo courtesy of Toy Benoit
  • Coach until you die” “Not thinking about it.”
  • “No plan whatsoever for future.”
  • “Injury was a little below the intestines.”
  • “We don’t have that many scholarships available.”
  • On expansion: “I am hoping we look at some teams in the east.”
  • About playing Bama, “We have had some luck down there. I think it is a good game early. I have a young team. We have some growing up to do.”
  • “I am around the players all the time. Horse around with them and have some fun.”
  • I’ve always told people…I want your money, not your two cents.
  • On surpassing Eddie Robinson: I really haven’t thought about it. Some of the African American coaches like Eddie have never gotten the recognition or the financial gain.
  • Besides, when I’m down, if they put 399 or 401 over me, I won’t care…I won’t know! (on the wins record)
  • On succession: I would hope that when they start looking at someone to succeed me, I would hope they talk to me about who the hire, what I thought about them, etc. 
  •  I’ve always told people…I want your money, not your two cents.
  • On surpassing Eddie Robinson: I really haven’t thought about it. Some of the African American coaches like Eddie have never gotten the recognition or the financial gain.
  • Besides, when I’m down, if they put 399 or 401 over me, I won’t care…I won’t know! (on the wins record)
  • On succession: I would hope that when they start looking at someone to succeed me, I would hope they talk to me about who the hire, what I thought about them, etc.
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