I heard from a very reliable source (for the sake of this post we will call him/her Deep Throat) that JOEPA HAS HIP SURGERY SCHEDULED FOR THIS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH.
You may have heard the rumors that his wife has asked the family to come into town for this weekends game because he is going to retire. It is true that she has asked the family to come into town, but not for a retirement, but because he will have the surgery.
He feels that if he has it done immediately, he will have almost six full weeks to recover before the bowl game, and then he plans on hitting the recruiting trail pretty hard.
As for Joe retiring after this season, my source says that there is 0% chance that he will unless something goes radically wrong with his surgery/health. He plans to coach at least 2 more years, and apparently after the season that they have had Graham Spanier has given up trying to force him out and will allow him to coach until he is ready to step down.
So the story is Joe Won't Go.......and I am so happy about it!!!!!