When you think about it, Joe Paterno and Brett Favre have a lot in common. Both have been around football since approximately the late 19th century, and every year we wonder whether this will be their last. The difference between Paterno and Favre is that he doesn't hold his team hostage all year long to get attention before making his decision.
Oh, and he hasn't sent any pictures of his penis to Jenn Sterger. At least, I don't think he has.
Anyway, we're not here to talk about Joe Paterno's text messaging habits or Brett Favre, we're here to figure out whether Paterno will be coming back for the 2011 season. And, yes, he will be.
Joe Paterno says he plans to return as Penn State coach next season, putting an end to any speculation about retirement.
The Nittany Lions meet No. 11 Michigan State in the regular-season finale on Saturday, leading some fans and writers to wonder if this would be the 83-year-old coach's last appearance at Beaver Stadium.This news doesn't come as much of a shock, as the coach who just picked up career win 400 earlier this season signed a contract extension in 2008 that runs through 2011. All of which means we can now begin speculating as to whether or not next season will be Paterno's last.