Thursday, January 05, 2006

Squeezing the Juice Out of the Orange Bowl

Frank Fitzpatrick, Philadelphia Inquirer: Enjoy it now, Penn State fans. The Nittany Lions lose a chunk of their defense, most of their offensive line and Michael Robinson (registration).

Walt Moody, Centre Daily Times: The extent of Paul Posluszny's injury has yet to be determined, but it's a sad reminder how fragile a football player's career can be.

Joe Starkey, Tribune-Review: Like it or not, Joe Paterno will return for his 41st year on the Penn State sidelines.

Doug Carlson, Tampa Tribune: Bobby Bowden could have been bumfuzzled by the loss, but his Florida State team was able to prove its point with a strong finish.

Brian Landman, St. Petersburg Times: Bowden thought his team might get blown out against Penn State. Now he says, "maybe we got the material to get back on up there where we belong."

Jemele Hill, Orlando Sentinel: You never thought the day would come when FSU would act more like Northwestern than the most dominant team of the 1990s.

Jeff Shain, Miami Herald: Old pros Paterno and Bowden took similar approaches to handling their kickers after each kept missing opportunities to win the game (registration).

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