Originally posted on Nittany Lines  |  Last updated 11/12/11

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 7: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions stands on the field during warm-ups before a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 7, 2009 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Penn State's first play from scrimmage today could have been an homage to Joe Paterno. Interim head coach Tom Bradley ordered a fullback run up the middle and he did it with Joe Suhey, a fourth generation Penn State player. Paterno's image long had been one of running it up the middle, although that image has not been accurate for decades. And what better way to acknowledge what Paterno has done over the years than handing the ball to Suhey, whose dad, grandfather and great-grandfather played for the Nittany Lions? And, we're just hearing via TV that the seat on the front on the first team bus arriving at the stadium was left empty. That seat for years was occupied by JoePa, and Bradley, again in a tribute to his former coach, left it empty.
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