SbB did this first, which we just learned after posting this. Whatever, it's all we got. It's slow as hell today and I was in Chicago all day yesterday not reading blogs.
Even though I respect Joe Paterno, I have to admit that I think he should've retired from college football about 10 years ago. He's old and can't really relate to young players.
Or so I thought.
Joe Pa has just made every red-blooded American male desperate to become a Penn St. quarterback. And that's because he's let his son and quarterbacks coach Jay take Madden and add Penn St.'s plays to the game to help prepare the QBs for gameday. Got any room for walk-ons coach?
"The good thing is nobody's ever late for our (meetings) -- not that they're ever late -- but they're all about 20 minutes early now because they all want to get in there and turn it on and beat each other," Jay Pa said.
Needless to say, the players aren't exactly complaining.
"While we're in there, so-called wasting time, playing PlayStation, we can actually learn something," starting quarterback Anthony Morelli said. "It will almost be like watching film. Changing plays on the fly, it's just a fun thing that's going to help us on the field."
This of course brings up fascinating questions - like which pro QB does each college QB use? Does Jay Pa still let the guys use Vick? Can Morelli trade LDT onto his team to replace Travis Henry?
Jay Pa is also going to be throwing virtual defenses at his QBs while they play. If coach plays Madden like I do - totally cheaply - then he'll run punt rush every time and get the instant sack.
Of course not everyone is nearly as cool as Jay Pa. Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, who coaches the Penn State defensive backs, said in his meetings "There are no video games. We don't even allow any pictures."
He's probably just mad that Jay Pa kicks his ass all the time.