January 2 will see the final game for Wisconsin legend Barry Alvarez. But no legend leaves a larger shadow over college football then Penn State' s Joe Paterno. Is it possible the 79-year old Lion coach will step down? A win over Florida State would close off an 11-1 year, and quite possibly earn Penn State the #2 ranking in the final polls. Paterno would have indisputably answered all of us who thought he no longer had it. What more is there to prove?
Not on your life, says Stan Hochman of The Philadelphia Inquirer, regarding the possibility of the legend retiring now--"coaching against the ghost of Bear Bryant...is so much better than mowing the lawn, or getting deeper into politics, or doting on his 14 grandchildren, or writing poetry, or anything else..." (Free registration required to read article link)