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Paterno still mum on QB starter

Penn State Coach Joe Paternon had no timetable on Thursday for naming a starting quarterback between junior Matt McGloin, of West Scranton, and sophomore Rob Bolden.

“I think we’ll be better (at the position),” Paterno said. “Whether we’re gonna be good enough, I don’t know. … Everybody seems to be enthused.

At age 84, Paterno addressed reporters during the Big Ten media day at the Hyatt Regency on Thursday and looked to be in much better shape than last year.

“I feel a lot better than I did a year ago,” Paterno said. “I had (a few) tough years physically. The kid from Wisconsin running into me in the sideline, when I broke my knee that time. Then I threw my hip out showing off, trying to show the kids how to kick a football. I couldn’t kick when I was healthy – I sure as hell couldn’t kick with a broken knee.

“But I feel good. I’m back to doing a lot of things I used to do, walking a lot more. I’ve been watching what I eat. I feel good.”

Enough that he gave reporters in Chicago his standard line of wanting to coach four or five more years – which has been the case for the past 24 or 25 years.

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