(Addressing his team the night before a game against Notre Dame in South Bend, 1982)
Joe: You're going to hear all about Notre Dame Tradition, and you know what? It doesn't mean a thing unless Knute Rockne leaps out of the ground and tackles you. When you put those black shoes on tomorrow, and you put on that jersey without your name on the back, and you put that plain helmet on, that's tradition. Penn State tradition!