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Joe Paterno

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Bowden looks 20 years younger than Paterno, and I still think Bobby is a major force in recruiting and in politicking to the media. He still very much has a purpose.

Paterno is a figure head who's not all that charismatic. It amazes me that any black kid would ever want to play for him.

I say this in all honesty: I think there's a realistic chance we will see him die on the sidelines during a game.

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Both have Bear Bryant Syndrome.

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Paterno is a figure head

With all due respect to FSU fans (I usually cheer for FSU myself), Bowden has fit this description for at least 10 years. When is the last time he had any involvement in the X's and O's?

Sidenote...did anyone see the movie We Are Marshall? There's a scene where the West Virginia coach gives the new Marshall coaches access to his game film to give them a fighting chance. His name? Bobby Bowden.

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I'd say 10 years sounds about right. The OU Orange Bowl game in 2001 was probably his last time truly at the helm.

That being said, the assistants do the Lion's share of the work, tell Bobby to show up at the #2 RB in the country's house on February 3rd, put on the charm, and walk away with a commitment.

He's still a fantastic recruiter.

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And the best interview in College Football. That's why the press never will say anything.

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For sure. He's one of the best that ever was.

And Bobby's always had glowing things to say about Nebraska, so I have always liked him.

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Both have Bear Bryant Syndrome.

head meet nail

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JERRY: Leo, I saw you in Brentano's yesterday.

LEO: Why didn't ya say hello?

JERRY: Because you were too busy stealing a book.

LEO: You still say hello.

JERRY: Leo, I saw you steal.

LEO: Oh, they don't care. We all do it.

JERRY: Who, criminals?

LEO: Senior citizens. No big deal.

JERRY: You could get arrested.

LEO: Arrested? Come on! I'm an old man. I'm confused! I thought I paid for it. What's my name? Will you take me home?

This is all Paterno needs to say.

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They put him on the air during the Notre Dame/Penn State, and he said "they say it's a black man's game now...it used to be a Jewish man's game."

Whoopsie.

so what...I have no fondness for Paterno, but who cares, really? He was talking about the game of his youth on the streets of NY (I forget which boro), which just happened to have a big Jewish population....and what game was played most in the city? Yeah, basketball. Contrast the color of teams in that era to today...doesn't exactly disprove his point. What's his biggest offense, that he didn't use PC terms? Wahoo. He didn't insult either race.

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so what...I have no fondness for Paterno, but who cares, really? He was talking about the game of his youth on the streets of NY (I forget which boro), which just happened to have a big Jewish population....and what game was played most in the city? Yeah, basketball. Contrast the color of teams in that era to today...doesn't exactly disprove his point. What's his biggest offense, that he didn't use PC terms? Wahoo. He didn't insult either race.

I'm on your side, dude. I'm just saying...the coach of a prominent football program (and let's face it, the face of a university) is going to be judged differently by the PC crowd.

So far I haven't seen anything on this. I think they gave Joe the benefit of the doubt. Which is a good thing.

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