It's amazing the things you see watching TV ...• Joe Paterno just said he would "run out" with the team in the 2009 season opener. Actually, he said it Friday night at the pep rally but if that's not a sign I don't know what is. Of course, that's all before JoePa undergoes hip surgery next week. The rumors were rampant this week that Joe would step down after this Michigan State game. But that's all they were, rumors.
If Joe quits at this point it will be because of complications with the surgery, not because of some master plan. The man still wants to coach.• Rich Rodriguez just threw Lloyd Carr under the bus. In a television interview he broached the subject that no one wants to up in the Detroit-Ann Arbor area: Lloyd Carr didn't exactly leave the cupboard full. Rodriguez ticked off all the roster holes then said, "I should have known better." Rodriguez basically admitted he took the Michigan job because it was Michigan, not knowing there were huge holes on offense.
• Great day here in Oklahoma. It will be clear and in the 30s tonight for Texas Tech-Oklahoma.