It's gonna happen. There's magic involved. Les Miles tossed the Capitol One Bowl last year, keeping Joe Pa around another year...and just for this moment.
Les Miles has a rare respect for the game. After all, he touched Jim Brown. In that deep understanding Miles also knows
- Joe Pa is a legend,
- Bowl games that aren’t the Title Game are for losers, like the third place consolation match in soccer tournaments, except worse because it’s not for third place but for Who Even Cares place, and
- It’s good to keep old Joe Pa around. After all, in a weakened Big 10 Conference he may one day need Penn State to knock off Ohio State or some other such overhyped team. When Joe Pa goes so goes Penn State for at least a decade.
Don't believe me? Learn more about the particular genius and joo joo, including the ability to affect the outcome of games in which he is not involved, of Les Miles here: http://lesmilesisagenius.com