Penn State 101: Joe Paterno

Posted by Kevin McGuire on August-3-2009 Add Comments

Joe Paterno.  His name is synonymous with college football.  The trademark Coke-bottle glasses and nose would surly find a spot on a college football Mount Rushmore if one were ever created.  To say that Penn State football would be incomplete without the Brooklyn native pacing up and down the sideline would be an understatement.

Joe Paterno is Penn State football.

At this stage of his career you may find it difficult to believe that Paterno was not always the head coach.  The college football icon has coached the Nittany Lions since 1966 as a head coach, but also served as an assistant coach under Rip Engle from 1950 to 1965 before taking over the program.

Paterno was also a stand out college foo...

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