Robert Marve is ready for this shot 

August, 4, 2010

I was in Chicago for the Big Ten media days the past few days, which was an awesome experience -- except when I lost my rental-car keys for a bit, which was less than awesome. (I found them.) People have been asking me via Twitter and e-mail what my biggest impression from media days was. Plain and simple, it was Penn State Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno.

You can see a video ESPN did with Paterno at media days -- cleverly titled "Cup of JoePa" -- here. The Big Ten wrap, with colleagues Adam Rittenberg and Mark Schlabach, is here. You can always check out the Big Ten blog, too.

We'll get to Paterno in a second, but first, another major element of Big Ten media days: Purdue Boilermakers QB Robert Marve.