As a coach you would rather be involved in a game that is non-descript, with no personal issues, just "Xs and Os". That is why the Penn game will always be a tough one for me. As I have so many fond memories of my time there, and the special relationships formed with the many good people associated with the program.
This year, it will be even more personal as I will be coaching against one of my former players, Jerome Allen, for the first time.
Jerome is a tremendous man who has done great work throughout his career. He had a solid professional career overseas, is an outstanding community guy, and will be successful in whatever he does in life.