Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Joe Paterno has been known to hurl an insult or two at his players to motivate them. Often the barbs are of the ethnic nature. Nevertheless, the Penn State coach has been especially at ease with this year's team and it seems to be working as the Lions opened their season with five wins.

Take my wife ...

Joe Paterno has been known to hurl an insult or two at his players to motivate them. Often the barbs are of the ethnic nature. Nevertheless, the Penn State coach has been especially at ease with this year's team and it seems to be working as the Lions opened their season with five wins.

This morning's story had to be tamed down a bit for our aged newspaper crowd, but for my online homeys here's one quote from safety Anthony Scirrotto that didn't make the cut because it could be deemed offensive. I'm going to go on the assumption that everyone here can take a little ethnic humor.

"He doesn’t really bust my chops," Scirrotto said of Paterno. "I might get a little dago, guido thing here or there. But I’m used to that stuff now."

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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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