Cup of Joe: Paterno press conference recap

Joe Paterno spoke with the media on Tuesday, as regularly scheduled, and he said many of things you would expect to hear him say at this point in the season. That’s probably not a great thing, right?

Here are some links related to the weekly press conference.

Joe Paterno Press Conference Transcript – Nittany Lion’s Den

Penn State Press Conference Recap – Ben Jones, Black Shoe Diaries

Despite close games, Joe Paterno says Lions playing well – Joe Juliano, Philly.com

This week’s QB word: “Continuity” – Bill Kline, The Morning Call

I would add the words “Lack of” in front of that.

A revised Derek Moye timeline? Injured Penn State wideout may be out for Illinois game – Bob Flounders, The Patriot News

This was probably the most notable tidbit to crop up on Tuesday. If Moye is missing for another game, that certainly hurts against an opponent like Illinois.

Penn State coach Joe Paterno worried about overworking Silas Redd and a few other Nittany Lions – Bob Flounders, The Patriot News

Two words of advice: Don’t be.

Joe Paterno has already accomplished so much as a head coach, but on Saturday he can reach one more milestone by picking up win #408 of his career. That would tie him with the legendary Eddie Robinson (Grambling) for second all-time.

Another milestone in reach for Joe Paterno – Frank Bodani, York Daily Record

Joe Paterno is one win shy of tying Robinson’s mark - The Patriot News

Yesterday our Ryan Murphy posted some thoughts about Joe Paterno. Is this a sad and silent swan song for the legend?

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In scores of other games…

Tulane fired Bob Toledo… Eric LeGrand stories are always a good read… Big East raises exit fees, says no invitations have been sent out despite previous reportsTosh.O does Jim Tressel… Who has the hottest seat in college football?

Finally, some history lessons on the Penn State football program. Penn State historian Lou Prato takes a look back at the impact Pete Curkendall, a backup defensive lineman, had on the 1986 championship team on Blue White Illustrated (excerpt from this month’s magazine).

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About Kevin McGuire

Managing editor of Crystal Ball Run and contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Member of the FWAA and National Football Foundation. College Football Hall of Fame voter. Also managing Bloguin's NittanyLionsDen.com and Macho-Row.com.

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