Paterno and Brown try to trace each other's footsteps

Joe Paterno and Mack Brown are both proven winners who face extra scrutiny for different reasons.

Originally Published: September 21, 2005
By Beano Cook | ESPN Insider
When the season began, many coaches faced tremendous pressure -- including two well-known ones: Penn State's Joe Paterno and Texas' Mack Brown.

Both are proven winners who face extra scrutiny for different reasons.

Paterno, who has won two national championships and presided over five unbeaten seasons, faces a goal of winning more games than he has lately, and not necessarily the national title.


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Beano Cook

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Carroll H. "Beano" Cook joined ESPN in March 1986 and served as a college football studio commentator and occasional sideline reporter, in addition to offering college football commentary on ESPN Radio. He died in October 2012.

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