Spry pimp Joe Paterno fielded questions about the Penn State program the morning after it gave Urban Meyer his going-away present in the Outback Bowl. Specifically, questions about his future, despite repeated insistence that he won't retire.

"I don't get the question. They may ask the assistant coaches, I don't know, but I just tell them: 'Hey, what you're looking at is what you're going to get.' The program is going to be here," Paterno said.

Then, he brought the whole Mike Haywood hiring/alleged choking/firing into the mix.

"Nobody can predict what [will happen]. Would you have predicted what happened at Pitt?" he added. "There's no guarantee on anything, but I intend to be here, and I intend to work hard at recruiting."


Read more in ESPN's obituarily headlined, "Joe Paterno, 84, confident as recruiter."