STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Joe Paterno met with reporters today for the first time since the day after the Lions' loss to Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl. The 82-year-old coach is free of the cane his bad hip forced him to use last season and looked in fine health. Here are some of the highlights of his 30-minute press conference:
I was a little concerned about whether I needed a little help at practice. I went over practice for a couple hours the other day – no problems whatsoever.