Joe Paterno Wants to Leave it All on the Field


Countless times in his career, Joe Paterno has told his teams to leave it all out on the field. Penn State's octogenarian practices what he preaches. Yesterday, speaking about his induction to the College Football Hall of Fame he spoke about how he wants to exit the game of football:

"Drop dead at the end of the game after you kick the winning field goal," Said the legendary coach and added" "They carry you off the field and everyone's singing, 'So long, Joe!"

On his Hall of Fame career Joe Pa shared the credit with some of the people who have worked with him in his half century in the game:

"Obviously, I'm flattered and it's nice to be in the Hall of Fame. But I hope people understand, nobody gets there by themselves."

Paterno, who will be 81 when his Nittany Lions take the field against Texas A&M, is making his 34th bowl appearance. That number is a record, and still doesn't want about retirement.