Joe Paterno on Retirement (in 1989)

Jason English

"There is considerable doubt, however, about whether Paterno will ever coach a full Big Ten schedule. He has said that he plans to retire when he turns 65, after the 1991 season, and Penn State's integration into the conference is expected to take much longer." "“ "Penn State to Join Big Ten Conference," New York Times, December 16, 1989

The 83-year-old Paterno kicks off his 45th year as Penn State's coach on September 4th.

[Image: Joe Paterno is congratulated by his wife Suzanne and Pennsylvania Governor Milton Sharp after beating Texas 30-6 in the 1972 Cotton Bowl.]