Sunday, January 22, 2012

JoePa

Since I can remember I had always been a Nittany Lions fan and more over a Joe Paterno fan. Coach Paterno past way early Sunday at age 85. 

Coach Paterno won 409 games in 46 years as the head football coach for Penn State. The most of anyone in major college football history. Which is second all-time among college coaches. 

During his tenure the Lion's averaged 8.9 wins per season

He also holds the NCAA records for most bowl appearances (37) and bowl wins (24). He had 24 bowl wins as Penn State’s head coach. Only six teams other than Penn State have won more bowl games in their history.


Here are a few of his quotes;
"Its the name on the front of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the back." 
More Professional athletes need to be reminded of this. 

"You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional."
One we all should demand from ourselves. 

"I hate the BCS and we need a playoff"

Maybe the NCAA will honor Joe with finally getting rid of the BCS, and don't ask me to explain it because I can't. Hell I doubt anyone in the NCAA can explain how it works. 

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