Sunday, October 9, 2011

Joe Paterno remembers Al Davis, and how he could have joined the Raiders.

Joe Paterno took some time yesterday to mark the passing of his friend Al Davis. JoePa revealed that when he was still just an assistant coach at Penn State, Davis wanted to hire him to be the Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator.

"When Al got the job (in Oakland), he called me to be his offensive coordinator. I told Al, 'You and I would have trouble getting along, because I am smarter than you are.'"

Here's the video of the fun.

Considering Davis' relationship with his other coaches, including that nasty stint with Lane Kiffin, JoePa was probably right about staying in Happy Valley. 

(via Big Ten Network, York Valley Record)

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