Joe Paterno's Top 5 Penn State Moments
Joe Paterno is one of the greatest college football coaches of all-time.
After he agreed to a contract extension yesterday through 2011, I thought it would be fitting to look back and remember some of his greatest moments as the Nittany Lions coach.
Of course, there are many, but five is plenty for the time being. I'd love comments suggesting others that should have or could have been included. His retirement or passing will call for a better list, but for now, I give you Joe Pa's Top 5 Pennsylvania State University Football Moments.
I hope there are many more to come.
5. 2002 Amos Alonzo Stagg Award
American Football Coaches Association's highest honor; for those "whose services have been outstanding in the advancement of the best interests of football."
4. Beating Rival Senior Bobby Bowden in the 2006 Orange Bowl
This battle has been epic, and it will continue to be.
3. Election to the College Football Hall of Fame
On Nov. 4, 2007, when Joe Paterno was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, he made all of Penn State Nation proud.
2. 1982 and 1986 National Championships
Sure, these don't really deserve to be lumped together, but we know they were great, and I sure wish I had been around to see more than just replays of them.
1. Going 11-1 in 2008 and Proving to All Who Begged Him to Step Down that He is STILL the Man
Rose Bowl, here we come!