When you are an NCAA football coach for 94 years, you tend to rack up records. And Joe Paterno just scooped up the biggest one possible.
With the Penn State Nittany Lions knocking off Northwestern Saturday 35-21, Paterno got his 400th win. That puts him in the same company as no one else ever. He’s the only coach in the history of any kind of college football that matters to win 400 games.
Paterno, who didn’t want any parts of being carried off the field afterwards, downplayed the achievement. He was asked what all this means to him and he halfway joked it off.
“Oh I was just delighted to see us come back,” he said of the team coming back from a 21-0 hole. For the rest of the interview, he was more concerned with the current state of his team and the remaining games they have.
OTR would like to officially congratulate Joe Pa on this momentous achievement. (We’re actually doing it because Perry went to Penn St., as did Micah’s wife)