Found January 06, 2012 on Nittany Lines:
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Forty years ago, Joe Paterno almost left Penn State to coach the New England Patriots. He initially said yes to going to the Patriots but after sleeping on it, he changed his mind, believing that Penn State was the place for him. New England's loss was Penn State's gain. Here's hoping that history repeats. For, as we all know by now, Penn State's new administration has wiped away everything Paterno related and has selected Bill O'Brien, New England Patriots offensive coordinator, as its new head football coach. It's yet another strange twist in what has been a dizzying two months for Penn State fans. Like all Penn State fans, we wonder about this latest move, including: -- New England Patriot coordinators do not coach like their boss, Bill Belichick, when they become head coaches. The list of failures includes Charlie Weis, Romeo Crennel, Josh McDaniels and Eric Mangini. -- O'Brien has no Penn State roots, which is disconcerting. But he has an NFL offen...
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