Roses are red, Nittany Lions are blue, Paterno still golden

Originally Published: November 22, 2008
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- As he stood with Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany in the Penn State locker room Saturday evening, the conference championship trophy before them, Penn State coach Joe Paterno responded to something his players said to him.

"Not me," Paterno said. "You guys. Not me."

Maybe so. Maybe we should point out how No. 8 Penn State embarrassed No. 15 Michigan State 49-18 in front of 109,845 bone-chilled fans at Beaver Stadium. Maybe we should point out ...

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