Monday, October 20, 2014
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Rose Bowl, Day 3

LOS ANGELES -- I must say, there are some nice things about L.A. Like sitting in your hotel room and looking out your window and seeing snow capped mountains. But I digress ... Here's a look at yesterday at the Rose Bowl in this morning's paper:

Rose Bowl, Day 3

LOS ANGELES -- I must say, there are some nice things about L.A. Like sitting in your hotel room and looking out your window and seeing snow capped mountains. But I digress ... Here's a look at yesterday at the Rose Bowl in this morning's paper:

-- With yesterday's press conference it's looking more and more as if Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley has accepted his fate as an assistant coach for life. Juxtapose that with Southern Cal offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who is headed to Washington to take over as head coach, and you get a pretty good look at two paths for college assistants.

-- Joe Paterno sent a message to his players by demoting a few starters.

-- Sort of like their counterparts, the Trojans are celebrities in their town. The difference is, Penn State players are idols in a valley in the middle of nowhere and Southern Cal players are stars in a valley at the center of the glitz and glamor universe.

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-- Talkin' took a day off because of the Eagles victory, but here's our Joe Paterno take:

What Joe did yesterday: Joe attended church with his team and prayed for a victory. (I assume.) He also had a one-on-one interview with ESPN's Chris Fowler.

What Joe might do today: Joe might wake up early and get in line for a spot in the audience for The Price is Right. Joe might "come on down" and spin the wheel, but might overbid on the Showcase Showdown.

 

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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