The mild heart attack suffered last weekend by Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio didn't quite compel 83-year-old Joe Paterno to step back and reevaluate the stressful nature of what he does for a living.
"I coach exactly the way I've coached," Paterno said Tuesday. "I don't have any physical problems. I had that little bout with those antibiotics [an intestinal ailment during the summer] and a couple of things . . . but I'm fine.
"Knock on wood, I've never had any problem, heart problems or whatnot. I've been a great walker. I've got to do more walking than I've been doing in the past because of time. So much more is demanded of us these days, and I think that's probably what happened" to Dantonio.