In Joe We Trust- Why Morelli Deserves A Shot

Dan Landers-NolanCorrespondent ISeptember 26, 2007

Joe Paterno is in the midst of his 42nd season as head coach of the Nittany Lions, breaking the old record of Amos Alonzo Stagg for the most consecutive years as head coach of one school. He has won 366 games, and is the all-time winningest bowl coach, with over 20 victories.
And of course, we can't forget his two national titles.
Before you say that this success was in the past, look back just two years, and you'll find an 11-1 season and the second Big Ten Championship team that sent several players into the NFL.
Joe Paterno is the game's greatest coach, greatest teacher, and greatest human being.

The reason I mention these accolades and statistics is because when Joe says he trusts his coaching staff in regards to the plan for the week's games—and his players to execute to the ebst of their ability—I trust him. I am a Rodney Kinlaw fan myself, and believe he should get the majority of the carries. And I like more mobile quarterbacks, such as Darryl Clark.
But my 13 or 14 years of football knowledge (my first game was in 1995) and having lived in State College my whole life is dwarved by JoePa' 57 years on the Penn State coaching staff.

I concede that Penn State should open up their gameplan more, but that does not affect the personnel on the field. Morelli would flourish in a spread-type offense with a lot of passes, especially down the field.
Whose responsibility it is to call these plays is unknown. Is it Galen Hall or Jay Paterno? The point is: it's not Morelli's fault, and Joe believes in him.
So to all those who protest a quarterback change, look at who you are arguing against—a true football legend.