Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Rose Bowl Instant Update Part II

LOS ANGELES -- Penn State wide receiver Jordan Norwood did not injure his ankle during practice last week, as reported. He injured his left foot in the final game of the regular season and has been slowly working his way back to 100 percent. Norwood, who met with the media today, said he was about 90 percent and that he expected to be close to perfect by Thursday's game. He hasn't been full go in the practice, but the senior wasn't worried about not being ready for Southern Cal. “It’s just a nagging injury," Norwood said.

Rose Bowl Instant Update Part II

LOS ANGELES -- Penn State wide receiver Jordan Norwood did not injure his ankle during practice last week, as reported. He injured his left foot in the final game of the regular season and has been slowly working his way back to 100 percent. Norwood, who met with the media today, said he was about 90 percent and that he expected to be close to perfect by Thursday's game. He hasn't been full go in the practice, but the senior wasn't worried about not being ready for Southern Cal. “It’s just a nagging injury," Norwood said.

Also, Penn State offensive coordinator Galen Hall said that he plans on returning next season and that he hopes to be by Joe Paterno's side through the 82-year-old coach's three-year contract extension. "I’m 14 years younger than Joe," Hall said. "I feel good. Joe feels good. He’s looking forward to it and I’m looking forward to it.”

There was no other news to come out of today's morning interviews. Penn State holds its last open practice today at 1 p.m. Pacific. The media can hang around for just the first 15 minutes. I'm heading out there, so I'll have an update asap.

Read on.

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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