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Joe Paterno signed a four-year contract extension yesterday that will keep him as Penn State's head football coach through the 2008 season. Paterno, 77, is the oldest active head coach in NCAA Division I-A football and had one year remaining on a five-year contract. He hinted during a visit to the Duquesne Club last week that he might sign an extension soon.
If Paterno fulfills the length of the contract, he will be 81 during the 2008 season. He has found his joy late in life coaching the same game he has since 1950.
"I appreciate this extension and show of confidence in me and our football program," Paterno said in a prepared statement. "I still enjoy coaching and I'm excited about the upcoming season and the incoming recruiting class.