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EMOTIONAL Paterno’s Son Breaks Down at Game TIM SHAFFER / Landov

Paterno’s Son Breaks Down at Game

It was an emotional game day for Penn State on Saturday, with the student body attending the first big game without coach Joe Paterno. Paterno’s son, however, was there. Jay Paterno is the quarterbacks coach for the Nittany Lions, and after the game he gave an emotional interview addressing his father. “Dad, I wish you were here,” Jay told ESPN, choking up. “We love you.” Penn State lost to Nebraska 17–14. Despite uproar over the sexual-abuse scandal and calls to cancel the season, the university’s new president said after the game that the team will continue to play.

November 13, 2011 9:57 AM