Paterno To Return For 60th Season
Joe Paterno will be back for another season in Happy Valley.
Next year will be his 60th year at the school and his 46th as head coach. It will also be the last year of a three-year contract. He'll be 84.
"Yeah, you got something I don't know? I'm looking forward to it," Paterno said at his weekly press conference. "We've struggled a little bit this year with youth, injuries and the whole bit. I think we can be a pretty good football team next year, and I'd like to be a part of it. It's been a good situation and I don't see any reason to leave it right now."
Later, a reporter started a question, "You said you hope to return next year ..." Paterno cut the reporter off and said, "I didn't say I hope to. I said I'm going to."