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Jerry Kill briefly discusses Joe Paterno

The sex scandal at Penn State University is growing into a monster. Allegations are so fierce that even 84-year old Joe Paterno, a coaching legend, might be forced out of his job. U of M head coach Jerry Kill says it would be sad if Paterno's career ends like that.
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The sex scandal at Penn State University is growing into a monster. Allegations are so fierce that even 84-year old Joe Paterno, a coaching legend, might be forced out of his job. U of M head coach Jerry Kill says it would be sad if Paterno's career ends like that.

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