News you can't leave work without: The postgame handshake is a part of football, both in college and the NFL.
Sometimes, it doesn’t go all that well, like at the end of Sunday’s Lions-49ers game. First-year 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh got a bit too enthusiastic for Lions coach Jim Schwartz, who chased him off the field.
“I’m sure that was probably blown out of proportion,” Illinois coach Ron Zook said. “It’s an emotional game. You’re pretty amped up in certain situations. I’m sure those guys have talked and it’s over with.”
Zook said he tries to “be the same, win or lose.”
“If you don’t win, you don’t feel real good,” Zook said. “If you do win, you do feel good. And you know how he feels.”
Zook said coaches tend to spend more time at midfield with the coaches he has known longer, like Penn State’s Joe Paterno.
“The two times that we’ve beaten Penn State, and I’m pretty close to Coach Paterno, he’s not real friendly after the game. I wouldn’t expect him to be,” Zook said. “He knows the respect I have for him.”