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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

Jay Paterno: In Football, Only One Stat Matters
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Jay Paterno: In Football, Only One Stat Matters
108 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
There was a time when no one cared, but the fascination with statistics expanded as they became readily accessible on the internet. Stats have become the final word on how well a unit played or how well coached it is, Jay Paterno writes. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Root Canal Thoughts
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Jay Paterno: Root Canal Thoughts
110 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Tuesday morning I had to undergo a root canal. Time in Dr. Eddie Kotary’s office can be good for thought — not exactly Yoga meditation but it works, Jay Paterno writes. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: The Consent of the Governed (But Only Those Who Vote)
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Jay Paterno: The Consent of the Governed (But Only Those Who Vote)
112 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Regardless of party, politicians listen to those who vote. They serve only with the consent of the governed, but only seek the consent of the governed who vote. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Election Season Soon to Heat Up with Political Conventions
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Jay Paterno: Election Season Soon to Heat Up with Political Conventions
114 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Eventually the undecided people in the middle will make up their mind, but increasingly the conventions have less impact than they once did. Republicans and Democrats both run highly scripted conventions, relying on repeating the same talking points over and over. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Remembering Joe Sarra
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Jay Paterno: Remembering Joe Sarra
117 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
If you’re lucky enough in your life, you get to meet giant people who willingly sacrifice of themselves to help others. Monday morning, I attended coach Joe Sarra’s funeral celebrating a giant of a man. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Lessons Learned from the Dick Enberg Award Presentation
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Jay Paterno: Lessons Learned from the Dick Enberg Award Presentation
121 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
This past Monday, I found myself lucky to be among incredibly accomplished men and women. I was asked to accept the Dick Enberg Award on my father’s behalf. That was the reason I was there, but I quickly realized there was more to be gained. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Already Faced with Toughest Path to a Championship, College Football Needs a Playoff
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Jay Paterno: Already Faced with Toughest Path to a Championship, College Football Needs a Playoff
123 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
I wondered which sport is the toughest team championship to win. In my mind, without question, major college football is the toughest title to win in major American sports. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Radio Program Sparks Memories of Birthday Celebration on TV Quarterbacks
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Jay Paterno: Radio Program Sparks Memories of Birthday Celebration on TV Quarterbacks
125 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
What I guess I learned amid laughing at the real and fake birthday party ideas on the radio was how unique days, days like Mother's Day, birthdays, anniversaries and holidays mark the passage of time. They create moments but also spark memories as we get older. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: Facebook IPO — Believe The Hype?
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Jay Paterno: Facebook IPO — Believe The Hype?
127 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
As the excitement builds for Facebook’s big initial public offering tomorrow it may be time to back up a step. Facebook’s proponents tout the upside of Facebook and the huge advertising dollars that can be made. My excitement is a little more measured, a little more skeptical. [Read More]
Jay Paterno: No Penn State Class has Ever Been More Important Than 2012
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Jay Paterno: No Penn State Class has Ever Been More Important Than 2012
129 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
For every graduating class at every school in the country, there is a commencement message conveyed about a pivotal moment in the lives of the graduates. Rarely can one talk about a graduating class being pivotal in that university’s history, but this year, at this time at Penn State, it is true. [Read More]
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