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Paterno back at work with new hip in place

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STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State coach Joe Paterno is back at work a week after undergoing hip-replacement surgery.

A team spokesman says the 81-year-old Paterno held a squad meeting Sunday night after players returned from Thanksgiving break.

The school had said he was already reviewing game film and setting practice schedules as No. 6 Penn State gets ready for the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 against a still-undetermined opponent.

The Big Ten champions resume practice Friday. The team doctor called the Nov. 23 surgery a success. Paterno hurt the hip in late August while demonstrating an onside kick at practice.

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