Joe Paterno on the Late Al Davis

The football world lost a legend Saturday with the passing of Oakland Raiders’ owner Al Davis. Davis, 82, was a central figure in the merger of the upstart American Football League with the established NFL and helped pave the way for the extravaganza that is the Super Bowl. Penn State coach Joe Paterno knew Davis well and the latter even tried to lure Paterno, then a Penn State assistant, to the Raiders as an offensive coordinator. Watch now as Paterno reflects on Davis and answers why he never took the Raiders job.

Penn State moved to 5-1 with Saturday’s 13-3 victory over Iowa. The win helped the Nittany Lions move back into the Coaches’ Poll for the first time since Sept. 6. See both major national rankings.

Show Comments (1 Comment)
1 Post Your Comment
DNO on 10/9/2011 @ 5:55pm EDT Said:

I admire Coach Paterno for his never ending class. God bless him.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Have a question for BTN Customer Service? Please e-mail us here