I was in Chicago for the Big Ten media days the past few days, which was an awesome experience -- except when I lost my rental-car keys for a bit, which was less than awesome. (I found them.) People have been asking me via Twitter and e-mail what my biggest impression from media days was. Plain and simple, it was Penn State Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno.
You can see a video ESPN did with Paterno at media days -- cleverly titled "Cup of JoePa" -- here. The Big Ten wrap, with colleagues Adam Rittenberg and Mark Schlabach, is here. You can always check out the Big Ten blog, too.
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