Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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JoePa's cane is more than able

Penn State still has three regular season games to go, but Joe Paterno has fortified his position as far as his returning next season. The Nittany Lions coach has pretty much said he is intent on returning next season for those who even doubted that he wouldn't be back. And with Penn State off to a 9-0 start, ranked No. 3 in the nation and nearing a possible national title berth there's nothing university president Graham Spanier can do about it even if he wanted to do.

JoePa's cane is more than able

Penn State still has three regular season games to go, but Joe Paterno has fortified his position as far as his returning next season. The Nittany Lions coach has pretty much said he is intent on returning next season for those who even doubted that he wouldn't be back. And with Penn State off to a 9-0 start, ranked No. 3 in the nation and nearing a possible national title berth there's nothing university president Graham Spanier can do about it even if he wanted to do.

Here's my take on the situation printed in this morning's paper.

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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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