Curtis Painter would like to forget his NFL initiation. So would the Indianapolis Colts fans.
Shawne Merriman signed his $3,269,000, one-year tender with the San Diego Chargers on Friday, admitting his two-week holdout didn't accomplish anything.
"Obviously," Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich said, pausing for a little laugh that emphasized just how obvious it was, "I've dealt with a lot worse than a foot fracture."
Joe Paterno has won a record 394 major college football games heading into this season, his 45th as Penn State's head coach.
Maybe he'll take a few snaps, throw a pass or two. Maybe he won't even get off the bench.
For those with little interest in NFL preseason football, understanding the excitement Pete Carroll and Sam Bradford are feeling is impossible.
Joe Paterno is now peerless in his profession.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he won't ban NFL scouts from practices as a way of combating unscrupulous agents, adding that he would tackle the issue by educating his players.
For a program steeped in as much tradition as Texas A&M, the last several years have been tough.