Joe Paterno addressed the media on Monday about Penn State's selection to the Outback Bowl. Here's a short run down of what he had to say (transcript).
- Opening statement: "We are delighted to have this opportunity to play against Florida. As I said a while ago, Urban is one of my favorite people. It is going to be exciting to play against them especially in this setting being the 25th anniversary of a great bowl game and a great city. It is an exciting time for us, it is going to be an exciting event, and hopefully we will put on a good show for everybody."
- Explained that he has a good relationship with Florida coach Urban Meyer. Called Meyer "honest" and "modest" and says the two have talked coaching philosophies on occasion in the past.
- Andrew Dailey and Kevion Latham intend to leave the program with eligibility left as both have jobs lined up after graduation.
- On the possibility of other players leaving: "We may lose another kid or two. It depends on some parents getting involved thinking their kids are a little better than they are, thinking they are pro players"