Alabama vs. Penn State: 5 Reasons Joe Paterno Will Out-Coach Nick Saban

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Alabama vs. Penn State: 5 Reasons Joe Paterno Will Out-Coach Nick Saban
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Saturday's matchup of Alabama and Penn State could come down to coaching. On paper, the Crimson Tide is a much more impressive team than the Nittany Lions. Fortunately for the loyal fans of Happy Valley, games are not won on paper. It will be up to the coaching staff to have their players ready to fire on all cylinders as they take the field.

In the red corner, Nick Saban brings one of the more impressive resumes in college football. He has two national titles, one with LSU and one with Alabama. He is undeniably the smoothest, flashiest coach in the NCAA. In the blue corner, Joe Paterno will call on over 60 years worth of experience in college football.

For Penn State to win this game, Paterno will need to out-coach Saban. There are some who have questioned the Penn State legend in recent years, but he remains one of the best coaches in the game. He is capable of out-coaching Saban, and must do so for his team to win.

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