Joe Paterno's son has a plan to restore father's name to Big Ten trophy
Joe Paterno might have his name restored on the Big Ten Conference football championship trophy. Kind of.
Jay Paterno, Penn State's quarterbacks coach, has a plan to place his father’s name back on what had been called the Stagg-Paterno Trophy.
Asked his reaction to the conference announcing this week that it was removing his father’s name, Jay Paterno said:
“The only reaction I had was, let’s get there and win it and put it back on. We’ll bring it on a post-it note … we’ll stick it right back, but we’ve got to get to the game first.”
The Nittany Lions defeated Ohio State, 20-14, on Saturday to set up a showdown at Wisconsin next week for first place in the Big Ten’s Leaders Division.
The winner of that game will meet Michigan State in the conference’s first championship game.
Photo: Penn State assistant coach Jay Paterno on the sideline during the game against Nebraska last week at State College, Pa. Credit: Michael Kubel / The Morning Call