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The Top 10 Paterno Moments
 
Joe Paterno
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Sept. 17, 1966

After serving as an assistant under Rip Engle for 15 seasons -- his only job since graduating from Brown -- a 38-year-old Paterno (shown here in '65) replaces the retired Engle and, in his first game as head coach, defeats Maryland 15-7. The Nittany Lions, 5-5 in Engle's last season, achieve the same record in Paterno's inaugural campaign before improving to 8-2-1 the following year.

TEXT: Stewart Mandel/SI.com
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