Penn State coach Joe Paterno has been looking forward all season to coaching an entire game from the sideline as he slowly recovers from injuries to his shoulder and his pelvis. They are the result of a collision with wide receiver Devon Smith early in preseason practice.
However, following a near accident during Saturday's game against Iowa, Paterno could be returning to the press box for the foreseeable future if not for the rest of the season.
As he had in the previous two games, Paterno coached against Iowa from the sideline in the first half then headed to the coaches' booth in the press box for the second half. But he said Saturday's retreat to the press box was necessary because he was "hurting."