Penn State Vs. Nebraska: Jay Paterno Wears JoePa's Coat

Joe Paterno may be watching his former team take on Nebraska from home, but there's still one Paterno roaming Penn State's sidelines. Jay Paterno, Penn State's quarterbacks coach and JoePa's son, has come down from his usual perch high above the field in the pressbox to coach from the ground. And in a tribute to his father, he's wearing his father's coat. From Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer: 

Jay Paterno is wearing his father's coat, the one Joe wore when he passed Bear Bryant on all-time career wins list.
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Paterno passed Bryant on the all-time wins list on Oct. 27, 2001, defeating Ohio State 29-27 (box score). Highlights from that game are embedded below, and if you skip ahead to the 9:45 mark, you can see the post-game celebration, which featured Paterno being hoisted onto the shoulders of his players and his post-game speech to the Beaver Stadium crowd:


For more on the Nittany Lions, visit Penn St. blog Black Shoe Diaries. Here's the complete Week 11 college football schedule. For more news, stay tuned to SB Nation's college football hub

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