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Has the recent revelations about JoePa ruined his son's career as a college coach? Do you think it is fair to blame the son for the father's sins? What would you do if you were in Jay's shoes?
No doubt he is in a tough situation. On one hand, he is, in many ways, the head of the family now and doesn't want to see his father's name ran thru the mud and has his mother's feeling and well being to consider. On the other, he is relativly young and has his own career to think about.
I do not envy him.
Personally, I think the choice to coach with his dad, instead of going off and making his own way probabaly has just as much to do with where his career is at right now as anything. The only downside for his career with the scandal is that the next coach wouldn't have kept him on the staff after that.
If JoePa would have retired with no issues and had Penn St decided to go a direction like they did involving a fresh start, he could easily be in the same situation as far as his career goes, with needing to be picked up by someone in the chain and show what he can do out on his own.
His coaching career was always going to be over when Joe left, regardless of Sandusky.
He will do one of two things moving forward. He will either be a politician or he will get a job as a journalist. He wasn't a good coach but, IMO, he would do really well at either of those positions.
His son's coaching career was ruined because he is not suited to be a college coach and only had a job because of nepotism.
Perhaps he and Jeff Bowden can get together and start the best coaching staff eva!
Not guilty y'all got to feel me
Only if he runs for State College City Council.
Otherwise, the Paterno name will be a hinderance instead of his meal ticket that it was. No, he's done, he's going to live out his days on his inheritance and maybe a book deal.
I don't think that is the case. Now, I'm sure he could only run in PA, but he would do well.
Was he any good? Would he have been a coach at PSU if it wasn't for his daddy? Why didn't he venture off and prove himself instead of riding his dad's coattails?
Nope, he was terrible. His QBs were always ill prepared and had poor mechanics. That is why he would never coach anywhere once Paterno left.
He was the QB coach? My God, I am sorry but that has the position holding PSU back, imo. I have been saying it for years, PSU is a sleeping giant. I am glad tOSU has to slug it out with them for their division in the future.
This post was edited by xxmgobluexx 21 months ago
I think the cover-up of child rape was holding Penn state back moreso than the qb position.
He will write a book about the tragedy of his Dad's situation, give a few behind the scenes looks, and tell us all how unfair it is and the Nittany faithful will eat it up. He will never work again outside of an occasional appearance on the view or the OWN.
He was also the co-play caller. It was a cluster-F. Galen Hall (the offensive coordinator) would call running plays and Jay would call passing plays.
Also, PSU rarely let their QBs call audibles once Jay got on board. He was TERRIBLE.
That is messed up. How does that work. Actually, we saw how it doesn't work.
About the only thing I know about the guy is from interviews following the scandal. He didn't seem like his own man, he lived in his dad's shadow and seemed scared of that shadow falling, exposing him.
Yeah, it's pretty common for a very strong father figure to control the actions of his children.
He loved his father and drew examples in his writing to what Joe taught him as a child. I wouldn't say that he wasn't his own man though. He and Joe had vastly different views on how the offense should be run and their political views were polar opposits (Joe was a conservative republican and Jay was very much a liberal democrat).
Just what I got out of the limited videos and interviews I saw of him.
Yeah, that's understandable. It was just more of a respect thing than anything else.
Just be glad he won't end up coaching on your sideline.
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