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JoePa Gets an Extension

Joe Paterno seems determined to beat Bobby Bowden to the 400 mark for collegiate wins. Paterno plans on coaching at Penn State until he is 85.

Paterno turns 82 next Sunday. Penn State (11-1) will face USC in the Rose Bowl.

Joe Paterno has 383 career wins, while Florida State's Bobby Bowden is right behind at 381.

Paterno stands at 383-126-3 as a head coach at Penn State, while Bowden is at 381-123-4 over his career. The new extension reportedly will keep Paterno in place at Penn State through the 2011 season. Bowden turned 79 last month. This extension must thrill Florida State assistant/head coach-in-waiting Jimbo Fisher no end. Fisher's contract stipulates that Florida State must pay him $2.5 million if he is not the Seminoles head coach on Jan. 1, 2011.

Should Fisher decide to take a head coaching job elsewhere, he would owe FSU $5 million.