Joe Pa Will Fight You If You Don't Watch This

Coaches are different actors with different methods. See the Big Ten Network clip below for a primer on the divergent styles employed by the conference's coaches ... and simply marvel at the craft. ↵ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵⇥ ↵ ↵
↵Where to start? The gentle, avuncular charm of Jim Tressel? The brooding intensity of Mark Dantonio, who resembles a young Martin Landau in his prime? Or the masterful performance of Ron Zook, the startling, energetic force staring through the camera lens at you? ↵

↵All fine performances, but we'll even pass up the light comic banter and excellent prop work of Rich Rodriguez for the obvious Oscar performance here: Joe Paterno, whose concluding "COME TO PENN SHHHTATE!!!" uttered between gritted teeth contains meaning a thousand words only begins to describe. Old and wise, furious in the face of advanced age -- he is an Ahab for our time, that man. ↵

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↵(H/T: Awful Announcing) ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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