Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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JoePa deja vua?

It may be early and there may be all sorts of scenarios that could happen, but Penn State could end up being the odd man out when the final two teams are selected for the BCS championship. The No. 3 Lions trail No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Alabama and are currently playing the role of the 2004 Auburn Tigers, who were shut out of the title game thanks to the convaluted BCS standings.

JoePa deja vua?

It may be early and there may be all sorts of scenarios that could happen, but Penn State could end up being the odd man out when the final two teams are selected for the BCS championship. The No. 3 Lions trail No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Alabama and are currently playing the role of the 2004 Auburn Tigers, who were shut out of the title game thanks to the convaluted BCS standings.

Coach Joe Paterno somehow got mixed up in that argument. See here how it relates to this year's Penn State team. Also, the 81-year-old Paterno said that he plans on getting his balky right leg checked out by doctor's during next week's bye.

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.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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