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Penn State's defense, Happy Valley crowd should test Ohio State

Originally Published: October 24, 2007
By Bruce Hooley | Special to ESPN.com

He's already outlasted a handful of would-be successors who tired of waiting for him to step aside, and only a lover of the longest odds would bet against Joe Paterno's doing the same to the three current assistants who've been on his staff 20, 29 and 30 years, respectively.

The guy who will be opposite the Penn State legend Saturday night could have, with a tweak of his career path, been one of those frustrated lieutenants, too.

It's hard to imagine Jim Tressel anywhere ...

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