I know the season isn't over yet, so there's still time for more to come. However, it strikes me funny as I listen to so many people talk about how JoePA needs to retire that it's hard to say the game has passed him by. People tell me that he's a curmudgeon and too set in his ways. But when you look at the "firsts" from this season it highlights the fact that Joe still is willing to try something new despite his age. I think I'm right in these...please correct me if I'm wrong:
1. First true freshman starting a game as QB ever under JoePA.
2. First walk-on QB starting a game under JoePA.
3. First time since joining the Big 10 PSU scores a TD by pass in the Horseshoe.
4. First time since joining the Big 10 PSU scores more than 1 TD in the Horseshoe in a game.
5. First time in FBS/Div 1-A history a coach reaches 400 wins...with the SAME TEAM no less.
Are there any other "firsts" this year? I can't remember PSU playing this many true freshmen in a year...is it a "first"? How many times before did JoePA try three fourth-down conversions in a game...is it a "first"? They tied for the biggest "come from behind" win at Beaver Stadium in history against Northwestern, so that's a sorta first do over.