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Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno is the head coach for the Penn State Nittany Lions. Taking the helm in 1966 after serving as assistant coach there for 15 years, Paterno holds the record for the most victories as a FBS coach: 401-135-3. He has led five undefeated teams to major bowl games and he is one of only three active coaches to have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He was named Sport…

Date of Birth: December 21, 1926


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"Those kinds of things all kind of pop into your head, and you try to rectify them by looking at it, making some changes and stressing certain things in practice, but there's no hard and fast rule to get it done." Joe Paterno
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"I think we'll do a lot of things differently. I don't think Morelli obviously would be the guy you'd want to count on running the ball as much as we did with Michael Robinson." Joe Paterno
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"I still haven't gotten that little something out of my system that I'm still not a kid going to a football game. I'm excited," Joe Paterno
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"I appreciate the fans and all that kind of stuff. It's kind of fun to hear it, ... as just another football game." Joe Paterno
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"You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional." Joe Paterno
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"Obviously we lost a couple of kids who played a lot of football. It?s a challenge and that?s why you get paid." Joe Paterno
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"We let them hang around and hang around and hang around, ... but then Tony had a couple of big runs." Joe Paterno
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"I think Kelly has a little something about him, ... If I said to him, 'Go out and try a 55-yarder,' he wouldn't look at me and drop dead. I really do like Kelly, even if he is Irish. I think he has done a really good job for us." Joe Paterno
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"Mike was not as sharp as he?s been. He missed a couple passes that would have given him a great day." Joe Paterno
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"You take him off this team and we are not nearly as good as we are." Joe Paterno
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"I think we played a pretty good football game overall. I think we played as well as we could at this time of the year." Joe Paterno
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"They've done a great job with that young quarterback. He really played a heck of a game against Virginia Tech." Joe Paterno
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"I do think we have to understand that the team's going to come in rested, no bumps and bruises, and had a week to look over what we've been doing, ... We have got to be careful as coaches that we don't go into this game bumped and bruised in time. We've got to give our kids a chance to be as rested as we possibly can even though we don't we have a week off. We've got to be intelligent in the way we coach this week. We can't over-coach them." Joe Paterno
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"I think Kelly has a little something about him. If I said to him, 'Go out and try a 55-yarder,' he wouldn't look at me and drop dead. I really do like Kelly, even if he is Irish. I think he has done a really good job for us." Joe Paterno
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"Hopefully we've got some of that behind us, where we don't make dumb mistakes, and we do things that we've gotta do in the clutch to win close games. We'll be OK. And if we don't, we don't." Joe Paterno
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"Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good." Joe Paterno
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"I said, 'Ah, baloney,' ... And they walked away from me." Joe Paterno
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"When Robinson got sacked and fumbled the ball without knowing and it was a backside guy coming, we did a terrible job. I won't mention names but somebody just thought it wasn't important and, as a result, when you have a chance to put the game away, you don't put it away." Joe Paterno
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"I think Michael Robinson is a big loss, because he was the guy that kind of carried the football team. But there again, the job for the spring is to get some people who will step to the front." Joe Paterno
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"I think Michael Robinson was a big loss because Michael Robinson was a guy who kind of carried the football team with him for a while and did some things in the clutch. There again, the job in the spring is to get some people who will step to the front." Joe Paterno
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"The quarterback is new. They had an outstanding quarterback last year. They lost a lot of players." Joe Paterno
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