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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

Integrated College and NFL Coaching Market May Change All of College Athletics
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Integrated College and NFL Coaching Market May Change All of College Athletics
43 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
With Mack Brown resigning at Texas after 16 seasons there are just seven major-college coaches (under 6%) that have spent a decade or more at their school — among them Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech (27 seasons) Bob Stoops at Oklahoma (15 seasons) and Kirk Ferentz at Iowa (15 seasons). [Read More]
The Long View — Big Ten Needed Ohio State Win Last Week
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The Long View — Big Ten Needed Ohio State Win Last Week
45 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
For the Big Ten, this bowl season could be as important as any in the history of the conference. Next year or a few years hence if your favorite Big Ten team is left out of the playoff you may regret this lost opportunity. Perceptions last. [Read More]
We Are … Lives Here
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We Are … Lives Here
47 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Penn State Lives Here; in our hearts. But that is not enough, our school needs us to be active, to take up the cause. Without a cause, without action are we really living? [Read More]
For The Big Ten and Ohio State; What Might Have Been ...
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For The Big Ten and Ohio State; What Might Have Been ...
49 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
But a curious decision by Ohio State and the Big Ten in regard to NCAA sanctions may have altered the course of history. Facing a bowl ban of one year, Ohio State opted to take a bowl trip in 2011 and be banned from the postseason in 2012. [Read More]
Halloween in Happy Valley
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Halloween in Happy Valley
51 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Once home we endured the candy inspection to insure that all the candy was "safe" and that none of our neighbors had slipped in anything dangerous. All the years of our inspections never turned up anything, although there were a few Krackel bars that my mother deemed to be "suspicious." [Read More]
Radical Ideas for the NCAA: One Way to Pay College Athletes
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Radical Ideas for the NCAA: One Way to Pay College Athletes
53 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
A school that splurges on a big-time quarterback or pass rusher has to remember investing heavily on one player reduces the amount of money left to invest in others. [Read More]
StateCollege.com Exclusive Interview:  Amos Alonzo Stagg on College Football in 2013
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StateCollege.com Exclusive Interview: Amos Alonzo Stagg on College Football in 2013
55 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
In 1994 I found a $15 edition of "Touchdown" written by Amos Alonzo Stagg in a New Haven used bookstore. Stagg coached the University of Chicago's powerhouse teams from 1892 through 1932. (Chicago, a founding member of the Big Ten dropped out of the conference in 1939) Using what Stagg wrote in [Read More]
The True Cost of War, The Debate Over Syria & Mass Media Distractions
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The True Cost of War, The Debate Over Syria & Mass Media Distractions
59 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Maybe it was because that week our media was dominated by an attention-grabbing dance at the MTV Video Music Awards involving a foam finger — a video I have yet to see and refuse to waste my brain cells viewing. [Read More]
The Time of Goodbyes
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The Time of Goodbyes
61 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
I realized that my father will never have that moment, that time on the field or before a game telling the stories of old plays, and critical moments and laughing. [Read More]
Johnny Manziel Case Highlights NCAA Paradox and Challenges
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Johnny Manziel Case Highlights NCAA Paradox and Challenges
63 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
If you want the market to rule college athletics then make college athletics only about the money and end the system as we know it. Forget academics and pay athletes with a salary cap in place. [Read More]
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