With the news coming out Tampa this past week, you have to wonder if there will actually be a bowl game played or just two guys bantering about their futures.
Joe Paterno, who just turned 84, has spent the past two weeks disputing wild reports that he’s in terrible health and will retire imminently. Actually, he kind of hinted he would be around until he turns 90 – at least.
Meyer, on the other hand, is almost half JoePa’s age and is in fact coaching his final game at Florida. He is taking an early early-retirement.
There hasn’t been a lot said about the actual Outback Bowl game between the Nittany Lions and the Gators, both 7-5.
Florida is fast and experienced. Penn State is very young and, well, it’s hard to characterize what they are right now. They’ve had two starting quarterbacks, some great moments and some disasters. As for the outcome of the game, it’s anybody’s guess. If the Nittany Lions have a chance of winning, they can’t make mistakes and they have to contain Florida’s speed.
Happy New Year!
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Written by Stephanie Geosits