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Jay Paterno

State College native and Penn State graduate Jay Paterno is a father, husband and political volunteer. He’s a frequent guest lecturer on campus and at Penn State events and was the longtime quarterbacks coach for the Nittany Lions. His column appears every other Thursday. Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/JayPaterno

Articles by Jay Paterno

Signing Day Lessons From Two Super Bowl Stories
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Signing Day Lessons From Two Super Bowl Stories
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Jordan Norwood is a graduate of State College and Penn State and a star of two of the most electric offenses in school history. What you may not know is that he was one of the smartest and toughest players to play here. [Read More]
Happy Valley 2016: The World Is Here
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Happy Valley 2016: The World Is Here
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
As we look at world events, we see economic news that seems distant from our community. A closer look reveals possible storm clouds headed toward Happy Valley. [Read More]
Freed from Future Campaigns, A President Finds His Voice
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Freed from Future Campaigns, A President Finds His Voice
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Those inclined to dismiss Obama's State of The Union should realize they'd praise the same language and issues coming from the mouth of Reagan. Those who may dislike Reagan's presidency should realize he stood for some things they would support coming from Obama. [Read More]
Your Musical Guide to the College Football Playoff
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Your Musical Guide to the College Football Playoff
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
As The College Football Playoff begins, the hope is that the playoffs will attract people that are not everyday college football fans. For the new college football fan, I offer a musical guide to college football to help you associate teams and programs with musical bands that are familiar. [Read More]
All You Need To Know About Bowl Season
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All You Need To Know About Bowl Season
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
The new Star Wars is opening, but it’s no match for the slate of six bowl games that kick off bowl season this weekend. Rather than battle all the costumed Star Wars fans for a seat in the theater, sit home this weekend and take in the bowl games. [Read More]
College Football Playoff Chaos
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College Football Playoff Chaos
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
By the time this Saturday's football games end there is potential for chaos before the committee meets to select the four college football playoff teams. Jay Paterno breaks down the impending pandemonium and provides a solution to avoid it in future college football season. [Read More]
The Last of the Mohicans
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The Last of the Mohicans
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
The passage of time and the closing of life's chapters are all a part of growing up. On Saturday, as you stand and applaud this Senior Class, cheer a little louder for the six men who emerged from the cauldron of the past five seasons. [Read More]
College Coaching Carousel: What Makes a “Destination Job”?
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College Coaching Carousel: What Makes a “Destination Job”?
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Amid the latest round of rumors a question was raised about whether or not Penn State was a "destination job". A "destination job" is a place where coaches go with the idea that this is a final stop on his coaching career where he will either be fired, retire, or die doing it. [Read More]
Stop and Smell the Pumpkins
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Stop and Smell the Pumpkins
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
If we're not careful the impatient consumer push for the next holiday erases some of the excitement of the current season. Thanksgiving is sitting between these two holidays wondering how it got lost in the shuffle. [Read More]
The Message Board Field Guide of Species
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The Message Board Field Guide of Species
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
I’ve noticed there are distinct species of fans posting on message boards. Any time you first enter the jungle that is your favorite team’s message board, it’s a good idea to have a guide. It is a wild place with no rules about being truthful or defamatory. [Read More]
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