STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Despite coaching from the sidelines in the first half, Joe Paterno moved up to the coaches box for the second half. The Penn State coach recently strained his knee and has been walking around with a noticeable limp over last week or so.
It's only been a little less than two years since the 81-year-old icon had to watch the game from a box. At the end of the 2006 season, Paterno was not on the sidelines for three games after he had his leg broken in the Wisconsin game. He stayed at home for the Temple game. Was up in the box for the regular-season finale against Michigan State and the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 against Tennessee.