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What four individuals would you carve in granite?
Joe and Capelletti for sure, from there it is tough. Probably 2 LB's.
Need a good 4th, higgins, mrob, poz, conlan, warner, Rip engle, mauti
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Cappy, Blackledge, Jack Ham, Mauti
Black Shoes. Basic Blues. No Name. All Game.
Joe, Capelletti, Jack Ham, and honestly Mauti. I think as time goes on we will realize how important he was at this time. All the guys that he kept on board, all the leadership he provided at the tough time...it will become more important how important he was as we reflect back in ten - twenty years.
Mike Reid, Jack Ham, Cappy and Curt Warner.
My days are mostly since early 80s, but I would say I would look at teams rather than players. Lets not forget, the faces on Rushmore may not be the best Presidents of all time (Wash, Jeff, Teddy, Abe) but they are really good & each was the leader at a time when country was a winner. So:
1) John Capp - only Heisman
2) Blackledge - face of the 1st national title team (or Warner)
3) Conlon - face of the 2nd title & only undefeated National title team
4) Mauti - face of the most challenged team & transition from Joe to OB.
1) numerous hall of famers - Ham, Munchak, L.Moore,
2) Franco Harris - deserves special recognition b/c of his hall of fame career but his relentless effort to stand up & defend the good name of Joe Paterno.
3) Lavar - best player I ever saw at PSU - actually wanted to simply watch him on special teams when he was a freshman & Joe wouldnt play him. He was a beast & was a man among boys. Lavar Leap. Simply a Game changer.
Today: Joe, Cappy, Lenny Moore, Jack Ham
Years from now I could easily see myself putting Mauti in for Ham, though
"A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep"- Glenn Carson
JoePa, Lenny Moore, Wally Triplett, Jack Ham
3) 2012 Senior Class (if I have to pick just one Mauti, maybe Mauti/Zordich combo)
4) Is a hard one so many Franco, Warner, Ham, Reed, Lavar, Derrick Williams (yeah I said it - he brought us back), the list could go on...
Closest to my list friend.
I love Warner but I'd consider someone earlier in the history in his place or one from an MNC team. Mother Dunn?
Peppers, four times.
They tried Mauti, but the granite wasn't tough enough.
Joe, Capelletti, Zordich, Mauti.
Because Mauti got most of the media recognition for keeping the team together, Zordich was equally as important but easily overlooked. He too was in the ear of the players refusing to give up in his effort to keep them and hold the team together.
It is not unreasonable to think that without Mauti and Zordich, the roster falls apart, we win a few games, and the high ends recruits go elsewhere. Losing and bad roster starts the never ending cycle of bad recruiting and a very long cycle of losing seasons.
Sean, Jeff, Andrew and Cory...
Just a thought... The beard would probably pose a problem!
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