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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

For Michael Robinson Super Bowl Means Answering Big Questions For Michael Robinson Super Bowl Means Answering Big Questions
46 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Something strange was happening to Michael, a pillar of strength to his teammates in a violent game. The emergency room doctors had no answers and specialists arrived. [Read More]
What I'd Like to Hear in The State of The Union Address
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What I'd Like to Hear in The State of The Union Address
47 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
We'll have our differences but it is time for leadership to accept the reality; we live in a nation that should welcome and celebrate the freedom to have a diversity of opinions. All too often we live in echo chambers watching media that reinforces our opinions. [Read More]
2014 Starts Fast But There's More To Come
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2014 Starts Fast But There's More To Come
49 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Also this week a Judge ruled that major portions of a lawsuit against the NCAA may go forward — a significant development. How it proceeds remains to be seen but it does pave the way for the truth to continue down the path of due process. [Read More]
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
51 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
53 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
55 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 ...
57 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
59 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
61 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
63 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]
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