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Should Joe Paterno retire?

Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by robycop3, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. robycop3

    robycop3 Active Member
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    Coach Paterno, known as well for his integrity as for his winning teams, seems to have possibly "burnt out". If that's the case, I would like to see him step down with dignity rather than endure another poor season, & possibly being forced out.

    Coach Paterno has been a winner while remaining squeaky-clean rules-wise. But if the college game has made his coaching skills archaic, I hope he realizes it & does the right thing while he's still the most-admired college football coach in the land.

    339 wins
    109 losses
    3 ties

    all at major-college level. Not bad, eh?
     
  2. Dan Todd

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    Coach Paterno probably has no hobbies - so what would he do if he didn't coach!

    Just a thought!

    Dan
     
  3. ChurchBoy

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    Joe-Pa needs to retire. He is almost 80 years old. He's had a great run at Penn State but time stands for no man.
     
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    In my book--Joe P. stands second behind "The Bear" as all time great coaches in college football!
     
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    Like everyone, I am a big fan of Joe Paterno. I hate to see an era end. Coaches like Paterno and Hayden Fry have a tendency to wait a year too long to retire. I wish he could go out winning the Big Ten.
     
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    And they both rank behind Bobby Bowden in total wins.... [​IMG]
     
  7. Mike McK

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    I love JoePa but it's time for him to go.
     
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    In this day and age of win and we mean NOW, many think it is time for Paterno to go. But if anyone has earned the right to stay it is this man. The school signed him to a contract, hoping he wouldn't actually live up to it and retire. If they didn't want him to stay they shouldn't have signed the deal. Go Coach Paterno! It is funny to me that when Coach Paterno was winning and telling everyone that it wasn't all about the winning they nodded their heads in agreement, now that he isn't winning the head nodding has stopped and the finger wagging has begun. What a shame! But I guess in the day and age that your team can go 10-3 (Nebraska) and you still get fired...anything can happen and does!
     
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    One step past ripe is rotten.

    Dr. Bob
    Time flies like an arrow;
    Fruit flies like a banana.
     
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    So does that mean you think he should go? You seem to be talking in dispensationalism, I need a chart or a time line, something.
     
  11. robycop3

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    Eddie Robinson saw the writing on the wall & "hung it up" when his Grambling teams were no longer dominant in their division, but while he was still "on top" reputation-wise.

    I wish JP's Penn St. teams every success, except against my BUCKEYES, but if the 2004 team isn't successful, I'd like to see him retire with dignity.
     
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    Bowden is another member of the "over-the-hill-gang" who needs to retire!
     
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