Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rose Bowl Instant Update Part III

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.

Rose Bowl Instant Update Part III

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.

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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