I support Paterno & staff staying as long as they want. But with 500 years of collective experience, how to they look like rookies with 4th down decisions? On the first drive when it became 3rd & 2 from Bama's 30, i told my wife, "they need to call the 3rd down play AND the 4th down play right now b/c there's no way you let your 0-2 kicker take a 47 yarder if we don't get a first." That's football 101 - any kid playing Madden knows that sequence.
So, they don't make it on 3rd and waste a timeout as complete panic ensues and Saban smirks. I'm officially sending my resume to Curley for the unannounced, unpaid position of Czar of 4th Down ;)