LOS ANGELES -- OK, folks, you can walk away from those ledges. The three starters that were demoted to the second team unit are back with the first team. Defensive end Aaron Maybin, center A.Q. Shipley and guard Rich Ohrnberger walked onto the practice field wearing first team practice jerseys. The three players were being disciplined for missing team functions here as the Lions prepare for Thursday's Rose Bowl. Maybin skipped Friday's event at Disneyland and Shipley and Ohrnberger missed a team breakfast and were also late for a team meeting.
Penn State held its practice today at the Home Depot Center and the media was permitted to watch the first 15 minutes of practice. Basically, I got watch the players stretch and defensive coordinator Tom Bradley drill middle linebacker Josh Hull. Coach Joe Paterno was on hand, but spent most of the time in a golf cart. His status for the game and whether he's coaching from the press box or the sidelines is still up in the air.