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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    I sadly completely forgot it was on last night...I would have enjoyed watching it. Of course, I would have been happier if Penn State was in it. (But am very proud of what they did accomplish this year!)
    Penn State had a great season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McNiel View Post
    Jim,
    You might have missed, or forgotten, the Rose Bowl game that Penn State played. Spoiler.........USC came out on top in a truly epic game (with horrible ACC "officials").

    Two of the best bowl games ever.

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    I neither missed nor forgot the Rose Bowl...I watched every second of it. And yes, it was a spectacular game that could have gone either way in the end. I'm sad I missed the 'Bama-Clemson matchup because I know I would have enjoyed it.

    I'm hoping that the next generation will accept her offer from PSU for the coming fall, joining myself and my father who came before...the younger next to me here in this photo

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    Those were 2 great exciting games: The Rose Bowl and the ALA-Clemson clash..Both games decided in the final minutes (or seconds in Clemson victory)...USC performed very well with a freshman QB!!!
    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Mioux View Post
    I have traditionally been a Big 10 fan as I am a UIllinois alum. I really liked seeing Penn State become a part of the conference and then Nebraska. Then came Rutgers and Maryland. The Big Ten is a great conference.


    However, my oldest kid, after graduating UIllinois in Landscape Architecture (honors, yea I am damn proud of that kid... I asked him a year after graduating, "did you graduate number 1 in your class", and he uncomfortably said yes)


    Anyway, he is now a graduate student (Masters of Architecture) - at Clemson. My money is now being spent there. So i started following Clemson football.

    So for the past two years, I have watched almost every Clemson game. Clemson has a premier program and Coach Dabo Swinney is a special person. He is teaching his student athletes life lessons and instilling character in his players that is really something special. Google him and listen to his interviews.

    Deshaun Watson is so special. In 2015, he had 4100 total yards with 1100 rushing yards. This year he started off slow. He finished with more total yards with 4500 yards but "only" 650 rushing. In addition, Watson graduated this Dec 2016 from Clemson as a Junior. There were several other team members who graduated this past December.

    My whole point is that Clemson is doing it really right.

    Go Tigers.
    It's good to hear something so positive about a program Joe, thanks for sharing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul McGaha View Post
    It's good to hear something so positive about a program Joe, thanks for sharing that.

    PHM

    thanks. Last year right before the National championship game against Alabama, Coach Swinney suspended a starting wide receiver for getting caught smoking some dope.


    http://www.espn.com/college-football...ding-deon-cain

    that kid worked really hard to get back on the team and in the good grace of his Coach. That kid acknowledged his mistake. That coach accepted him back after Cain proved himself.

    I have never seen a coach more inspirational. Google Dabo Swinney and you will see he grew up the hard way.
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    Just a note on PSU, never really was a fan though I did have great respect JoePa. I am SOOO very happy the team has been doing well, what the 99.9999999999% of people associated with PSU that had zero to do with "that" were forced to endure was horrible (though not remotely as tragic as the actual direct victims). Glad to see happy back in the valley.
    5,306 miles from where the greatest things with 4 wheels are born
    5,328 miles from where the greatest things with 2 wheels are born
    5,301 miles from where the greatest things with 2 wheels and a band are born
    Seems to be more than a coincidence to me...

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    Interesting that Dabo has won a Natty with both Alabama (player) and Clemson (coach). I guess Dabo also had the last laugh on Mike Dubose who fired him from the Bama staff, what is Mike coaching now... high school football.
    5,306 miles from where the greatest things with 4 wheels are born
    5,328 miles from where the greatest things with 2 wheels are born
    5,301 miles from where the greatest things with 2 wheels and a band are born
    Seems to be more than a coincidence to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Huskey View Post
    Just a note on PSU, never really was a fan though I did have great respect JoePa. I am SOOO very happy the team has been doing well, what the 99.9999999999% of people associated with PSU that had zero to do with "that" were forced to endure was horrible (though not remotely as tragic as the actual direct victims). Glad to see happy back in the valley.
    Yea, it's good that the program endured as it has and kudos to the many players who decided to "stay" rather than move to other programs early in the angst. Their leadership combined with getting the excellent head coach they have now (a local...he grew up nearby here) really shines things up. While I liked JoePa (and actually worked for the team during my first fall at school in 1975...I've personally been yelled at by him. ), I was very troubled by the fact that he apparently didn't step up when terrible things were going on in the same way he stringently held the team to study-first, etc. But that's all been hashed over a whole bunch and history now.

    Almost all of these programs consist of great people from the coaches down to the players and the outstanding efforts from all of the teams in the bowls and the championship series was great this year! My "work spouse" is an OSU graduate so that made for some interesting banter between us. LOL
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