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JoePa coaching from on high yet again

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In what’s turned out to be a weekly update, Joe Paterno is once again absent from the sidelines as Penn State takes on Temple in a non-conference road game.

The 84-year-old coaching icon had already coached the first two games of the season from the coaches’ booth, and is making it a third straight contest viewed from on high according to various reports.  There does appear to be some progress in Paterno’s health however, as the Patriot-News reports the coach was on the field for pregame warmups; that hadn’t happened prior to the first two games of the season.

Paterno was suffered injuries to his pelvis and shoulder after being inadvertently being run over by a Nittany Lions player during summer camp.

As for the game itself, Paterno’s likely not liking what he’s seeing as his Nittany Lions are trailing the Owls 7-0 midway through the second quarter.

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9 Responses to “JoePa coaching from on high yet again”
  1. tomosbornesretirementcostjoepaatitle says: Sep 17, 2011 2:42 PM

    This is crap. Even if we win this game, the performance if embarrassing. The alternating quarterback stuff has to stop. Silas Redd should be getting more carries, Beechum should only give breathers.

    Can’t find a kicker.

    It’s like a U10 soccer team out there. Lets make sure everyone plays so they all feel good about themselves.

    I’m so frustrated!

  2. blakebuchanan87 says: Sep 17, 2011 4:35 PM

    What a sham. He’s probably up there sucking on hard candies in between intermittent naps. Just retire already.

  3. lbijake says: Sep 17, 2011 5:20 PM

    You know he had to be napping when they went for it on 4th down instead of kicking the chip field goal. Hopefully next year there will be a real HC, Jay Paterno will finally be gone and they can begin the long climb back,

  4. gershonpsu says: Sep 17, 2011 7:01 PM

    It’s so easy for video game coaches and couch potatoes to second guess and criticize a man who’s actually won 403 games. This isn’t the first time that a solid Penn State defense will buy time for the offense to gel. Btw, switching to McQueary for sideline management, let Bradley run his defense. These guys have worked together for a lot of wins. Including this one. A W is a W.

  5. smokehouse56 says: Sep 17, 2011 8:13 PM

    No one from Happy Valley would talk trash about JoPa. Just mindless fools whose teams never accomplished 1/10th of what JoPa and the Lions have. Morons. We’ll take our licks. We’ll also take JoPa anyday. We are PENN……STATE 2010 National NCAA Wrestling and Women’s Four Time NCAA Volleyball Champions. Game day at Happy Valley is an experience you will never enjoy. SI called Penn State football Saturday the top college experience in America. Just above game day at West Point. I guess they are mindless wonders also.

  6. cubano76 says: Sep 17, 2011 9:46 PM


    “Women’s Four Time NCAA Volleyball Champions”

    Really? That’s the best you could come up with?


  7. smokehouse56 says: Sep 17, 2011 11:13 PM

    You’re showing you’re ignorance cubano76. You want more, how about 5 undefeated seasons and three national championships for JoPa plus 24 bowl wins, including over Florida State in 2006 and LSU in 2009. By the way, I’ll take those four womens Volleyball championships any day. It must be hell to be a loser.

  8. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2011 12:47 PM

    One sure fire way to spot a loser is to find a person that lives on past laurels. Speaking of the past, the last Penn State National Championship was 25 years ago. The last undefeated season was 17 years ago. Paterno’s record over the last 10 years is 79-45, his worst 10 year stretch as a coach- if you can call him that. Now he’s just another old man watching from the booth, so someone can feed him pureed food when he gets hungry and they can pick him up at halftime and take him back to the home. Today’s pudding day, yum!

    Enjoy your woman’s volleyball championships, ma’am. Maybe their coach should coach the football team.

  9. lakesidegator says: Sep 18, 2011 1:01 PM

    Pudding day = Classic!

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