-In the shadow of Mount Nittany legendary Coach Joe Paterno has been all over the news at a rate that would make Boy Kiffin jealous. For starters he stirred the pot by saying that that the Big 11 should expand to 12 teams and play a championship game. Paterno's comments resulted in Big 11 Commish Jim Delaney stating that the conference has no plans to do any such thing dammit! I for one agree with Coach Paterno but for a slightly different reason. Joe Pa seems to think the Big 11 loses relevancy by being out of the news those last two weeks while everyone else is still playing. I think a bigger issue is that the Big 11 has collectively been terrible in bowl games for several years now to include a paltry 1-6 showing this last season. The long layoff definitely doesn't help. One could argue all day about a host of other factors that play into it but I think the layoff is a big player in the bowl woes. In other Joe Pa news he down played the latest off the field incident involving Nittany Lion players. In the end more fuel to the fire for the watercooler "figurehead coach" discussion. By the way, these athlete weed stories have no end.
ND Players/ Coaches- We’re about to turn this thing around! Mark it down.
WWL- They sure better because if they don’t that Charlie Weis is out of there!