Recruit: Paterno to coach 'for another five or six years'

Nittany Lions head coach determined to not let his age affect recruiting. Dave Miller

Print This December 14, 2010, 07:00 AM EST

At this point, it's safe to assume that there won’t ever be another head coach at Penn State.


Joe Paterno, the soon-to-be 84-year-old leader of the Nittany Lions football program, recently proclaimed to four-star defensive tackle recruit Darian Cooper that he would remain in State College for five or six more years.

The greatest thing about that statement is that it’s likely very genuine.

The following video of Cooper is courtesy of's Kristen Kenney.

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