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Archive: January, 2012

Lions add two to football coaching staff

Monday, January 30, 2012, 11:03 PM
The Penn State football coaching staff increased by two on Monday, with one assistant spot still open. Head coach Bill O'Brien announced the hirings of Jim Bernhardt as the Nittany Lions’ special assistant to the head coach and director of player development, and Craig Fitzgerald as the strength... Read more

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz recalls JoePa

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 10:47 AM
Kirk Ferentz knew early in his career at Upper St. Clair High School near Pittsburgh that he wanted to be a football coach, and he felt one of the best coaches to try to emulate was Joe Paterno. So you can imagine how strange it was for him to attend his first Big Ten meeting as the new head coach... Read more

Video: Joe Juliano reports from Penn State

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 1:48 AM
The Inquirer's Joe Juliano checks from State College after his one-on-one interview with new Nittany Lions football coach Bill O'Brien. (Video by Laurence Kesterson/Staff Photographer) Read more

Paterno funeral to be private, public memorial Thursday

Monday, January 23, 2012, 12:53 PM
Funeral services for former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno will be private but two viewings will be held for the public to pay its respects, as well as a public memorial service Thursday at the Bryce Jordan Center on campus. Viewings will be held for the veteran coach, who died Sunday, from 1 p... Read more

Al Golden offers thoughts on Joe Paterno

Monday, January 23, 2012, 11:39 AM
Former Temple head coach Al Golden, who played for Joe Paterno at Penn State and served as captain of the 1991 team, said Monday he was “forever grateful for the impact” that the coach left on his life. In a series of comments on Twitter, Golden, who just finished his first season as head... Read more

Big Ten coaches pay tribute to Paterno

Monday, January 23, 2012, 9:37 PM
For the past two days, Big Ten football coaches have issued statements on the death of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno. Here are some highlights of what the coaches had to say: Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer “I am deeply saddened to learn about the passing of coach Joe Paterno. He was... Read more

Video: Joe Paterno's health declines

Sunday, January 22, 2012, 2:18 AM
Video: Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno is in serious condition. Some media outlets erroneously reported his death. CineSport's Brian Clark turns to Joe Juliano of the Inquirer for the latest. Read more

Bradley will not return to Penn State staff

Friday, January 13, 2012, 1:38 PM
Tom Bradley, who spent 33 seasons on the Penn State coaching staff and served the final four games of the 2011 season as interim head coach after the firing of Joe Paterno, will not be returning. Bradley said Friday on Twitter, “Finished packing up my office late (Thursday) night. Walked out... Read more

Penn State formally announces hiring of six football assistants

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 6:14 PM
Penn State formally announced Thursday the hiring of five assistant coaches who will serve on the staff of new head coach Bill O’Brien, and disclosed that O’Brien would call the plays and not hire an offensive coordinator. The appointment of a sixth assistant, defensive line coach Larry... Read more

Penn State football chat with Joe Juliano

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 7:30 PM
The Inquirer's Joe Juliano stops by for a live chat on all things Penn State football, including last week's hiring of new head coach Bill O'Brien. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post questions. Read more
About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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