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Joe Paterno says he's not quitting

Updated: December 29, 2010, 2:36 AM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- A jovial Joe Paterno insists he has no plans to stop coaching after this week's Outback Bowl.

The 84-year-old Penn State coach said during a news conference Tuesday that he "honest to goodness" has not entertained thoughts of stepping down after 45 seasons leading the Nittany Lions.

Sitting beside Florida's Urban Meyer, Paterno called rumors he may quit after Saturday's game against the Gators "ridiculous." He said he feels great and is still having fun coaching.

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