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.