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Ousted Penn State coach Joe Paterno and his wife, Sue, on the front porch of their house, address students on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. The students yelled, "We are Penn State!" to which Paterno responded, "Yes, we are!"  (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Joe Hermitt)
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Ousted Penn State coach Joe Paterno and his wife, Sue, on the front porch of their house, address students on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. The students yelled, "We are Penn State!" to which Paterno responded, "Yes, we are!" (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Joe Hermitt)

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