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Jay Paterno talks PSU-Rutgers (and more)

What’s it like for former Nittany Lion assistant coach and current member of the Penn State Board of Trustees Jay Paterno to watch a PSU football game these days? Well, you are about to find out, as Paterno joined us to break down the Nittany Lions’ 20-7 victory over Rutgers in New Jersey last weekend.

Welcome to the podcast version of “The Nitwits” TV show, featuring Penn State beat veterans Mark Brennan of Lions 247 With Fight On State (me) and Neil Rudel of the Altoona Mirror. We are now in our 21st year of leading a weekly roundtable discussion of the Nittany Lions during the college football season. For folks who would like to listen to the show on the run, we offer it here in podcast format.

This week, Paterno joined the crew to give his thoughts on the PSU-RU game, offer an assessment of current Nittany Lion QB Trace McSorley (hint, he thinks he is terrific), give perspective as a former quarterbacks coach on how McSorley’s knee injury may be affecting his play, size up the play of the PSU offense and defense, and gives us the lowdown on what he’s up to in life after coaching.

Oh yeah, he also addressed a question about whether he ever intends to get back into the game as a coach.

Be sure to check out FOS/247 every week for the podcast version of The Nitwits, as we kick around the latest Penn State game and everything else that is going on with the program.

This podcast is also available on iTunes. We are just keeping the old channel going so people know where to find past episodes of our podcasts.

OUR GUEST: Jay Paterno was a walk-on QB at Penn State in the mid-1980s and an assistant coach for the program for 17 years (until 2011). The son of former Nittany Lion coach Joe Paterno, Jay Paterno was elected to the PSU Board of Trustees in 2017. He is president of the consulting firm Blue Line 409 and is a regular panelist on the Blue White Tailgate show on WHVL in State College.


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