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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

Your Musical Guide to the College Football Playoff
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Your Musical Guide to the College Football Playoff
39 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
41 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
43 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
45 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”?
47 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
49 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
51 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]
Proving a Point
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Proving a Point
53 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
All it took was one tweet for Jay Paterno to prove a point. It read: “Despite years passing-many recent events remind us that in many ways human nature is little changed from the time of the Salem Witch Trials.” [Read More]
Season Openers: College Football’s Blind Date
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Season Openers: College Football’s Blind Date
55 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
By the end of opening week fans were either wildly excited or completely panicked about their team’s season ahead. An opening win proves your team is invincible, a loss means you don’t see how they can beat anyone on the schedule. [Read More]
Back To School...
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Back To School...
57 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
As another school year nears for my kids marking the unofficial end to summer once again, I get the same pangs of dread I got even when I was a kid. It really defies explanation. [Read More]
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