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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: CITRUS BOWL; Taylor's Record Runs Lift FloridaBy TARIK EL-BASHIRPublished: January 02, 1998It was the final game of a distinguished career for Florida's Fred Taylor, whose record-setting performance today against Penn State would be one he won't forget.''I just wanted to go out with a bang my senior year,'' Taylor said. ''We thought we could run all over them.''And Taylor did, carrying 43 times for 234 yards as Florida ran over Penn State, 21-6, before a crowd of 72,940 at the Citrus Bowl.Taylor's performance was the best of his career, the best in a bowl game by a Florida running back and the best in the 52-year history of the Citrus Bowl. In Gators history, Taylor's effort was second only to Emmitt Smith's 316 yards against New Mexico in a 1989 regular-season game.Penn State's defense simply could not stop Taylor. And Penn State's offense, without the all-America tailback Curtis Enis and the outstanding wide receiver Joe Jurevicius, who were both ineligible, simply could not score a touchdown.Twice in the second quarter, the Nittany Lions were halted on fourth-down plays inside the Florida 2-yard line. Mike McQueary, the Nittany Lions' quarterback, never missed the powerful legs of Enis and the sure hands of Jurevicius so much.The first goal-line attempt failed when running back Chris Eberly was stopped a half-foot from the goal line by a swarming Gators defense, led by Tim Beauchamp. The second attempt, on the Nittany Lions' next possession, failed when McQueary's pass was picked off by free safety Mike Harris.''The goal-line stands were probably the turning point of the game,'' said Steve Spurrier, who won for the 83d time in his 100-game career as Florida's coach. ''We handed the ball to Fred Taylor and tried not to beat ourselves. He was sensational.''Florida and Penn State started the season as the teams to beat. Back in August, Penn State was ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason poll of reporters and the Gators were picked to win the national title in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll.''I thought we'd be in Pasadena,'' Penn State linebacker Brandon Short said. ''But it didn't work out.''
Mike McQueary, the Nittany Lions' quarterback, never missed the powerful legs of Enis
I am not claiming I am right, I am saying I don't get it.
Does anyone believe the coach fulfilled the moral requirement?No, Paterno failed. And it is time for him to go.Plenty of other heads should roll. The athletic director and vice president are finished, whatever happens in court. Penn State president Graham Spanier should be gone, too. There’s culpability everywhere in this disgusting, sordid mess.McQueary failed, too, and I don’t care that he was a low-level employee and Sandusky was a powerful presence. And anyone else who knew and did nothing should be summarily dismissed.You too, JoePa.And please, spare us the hand-wringing over a tarnished legacy.
Paterno's press conference should be interesting today. Apparently its only about this weekend's football game. I for one hope this scenario plays out:Reporter #1: Can you please comment on the whole children being molested by your former coach?Paterno: No comment. This press conference is about this weekend's game only.Reporter #2: Since you won't answer that last question could you at least pass it on to your superiors?Paterno: /stunned
I'm not excusing this guy but the only one I would give any slack to would be the G.A. He had to be no more than 23 or so and a kid. He did what most kids do when they see trouble, he called Dad. Dad gave him instructions from there. He trusted that those in power over him would do the right thing.
Yes to a point.Where he fails is that he stayed with the program and continued to see Sandusky with kids as late as a couple of years ago. For close to 10 years, he got up and went to work knowing what was happening.Every time he came in after hours, walked past the showers, or merely saw Sandusky's picture on the wall he had to think that it's possible he's off farking some kid right now. How he stayed without becoming a drunk, druggie, or suicide victim is beyond me. Truth be told, I don't see how he kept from whipping Sandusky's ass when he caught him way back in 2002. I'm pretty confident I would have reacted with violence.As the facts look now, he's guilty of a serious moral failure too. Not as bad as JoePa, but serious none the less.He does have a possible salvation. This looks like an investigation done by the state AG's office. Someone tipped them off and got the ball rolling. If it was the GA, then I retract my statements.
I see your point but you have to look at it psychologically. Elephants are controlled when they are very young by placing a chain around their ankle that hurts and they can't break. Older elephants are controlled by small pieces of rope because it is instilled in them even though they could very easily break that rope.This boy at 23 or so saw a much older coach who was probably regarded as a badass. In his mind, he couldn't do anything to that coach. I believe that is why he didn't whip his ass right then and there.The boy then was rewarded for his "silence" by being given progressively better jobs in the department. That part is inexcusable.
Paterno was asked to resign. He said no. frick em
I see your point but you have to look at it psychologically. Elephants are controlled when they are very young by placing a chain around their ankle that hurts and they can't break. Older elephants are controlled by small pieces of rope because it is instilled in them even though they could very easily break that rope.This boy at 23 or so saw a much older coach who was probably regarded as a badass. In his mind, he couldn't do anything to that coach. I believe that is why he didn't whip his ass right then and there.
The boy then was rewarded for his "silence" by being given progressively better jobs in the department. That part is inexcusable.
But in 2007 Sandusky shows up at a closed practice with another victim. The GA knows exactly what's about to happen to that kid and he knows the school will cover it up. He's no longer a wet behind the ears assistant in 2007. He's a grown man. All he had to do was walk into the state police barracks or state AG's office and tell his tale but apparently he does nothing at all.Inexcusable.
Fire that old senile fricker and start cleaning up this mess at your school PSU.
Paterno was asked to resign. He said no. Fuck em
^^^^ Dude, you are totally off base there. I didn't quote it to give you a chance to remove it. @BD
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