I was thrilled to read in today's Altoona Mirror that Kerry Collins was called out of retirement and given a contract by the Indianapolis Colts.
Owner Bob Irsay and Coach Jim Caldwell thought enough of this 16-year veteran to possibly open the NFL season while Peyton Manning, the all-pro QB, was recovering from his recent surgery.
There is the possibility that Collins could stay beyond the 2011 season.
Collins is regarded as the finest quarterback to come out of Penn State. And thanks to Coach Caldwell, who was on the Penn State staff while Collins was there to know that Kerry still had something to give.
Collins did not have to come out of retirement. He is also involved in country and western music in Nashville and doing very well.
Good luck, Kerry, and maybe you can take this team into the Super Bowl.
Schedule helps Nits
I don't know who does the scheduling for the Big Ten, but whoever it is, I think Joe Paterno has him in his hip pocket.
So many times, it seemed even back when Michigan was quite good, often the Nittany Lions did not play them.
Now this year they don't play Michigan or Michigan State - a couple of good teams - but they do play Alabama, who's going to hand the Nits their lunch.
Temple and Indiana State, for crying out loud? And I will repeat myself, with all the chaos, the Buckeyes will whip the Nits, whip 'em good, new quarterback and all. I would not be surprised to see PSU lose as many as they win this year.
But keep scheduling these chumps and make Paterno look good, fill the stands, bring in the money.
And despite putting a failed program on the field year after year, the price of tickets keep going up. Good luck: The Nits are going to need it.
Rich Foust, Troy, Ohio