Paterno’s Son Breaks Down at Game

    Image #: 15957094    Penn State football quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno, the son of former head coach Joe Paterno, works the sideline in the second half during their NCAA football game against Nebraska in State College, Pennsylvania November 12, 2011. Joe Paterno was fired from his position with Penn State on November 9 in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.  REUTERS/Tim Shaffer  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL CRIME LAW EDUCATION)       REUTERS /TIM SHAFFER /LANDOV

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    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.

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