JoePa expects to be onfield for Rose Bowl

Updated: December 8, 2008, 3:35 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LOS ANGELES -- JoePa is coming to California for the holidays and, barring a setback, intends to coach No. 8 Penn State from the sideline against No. 5 Southern California in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Citi on New Year's Day.

Paterno, hobbled by a bad hip, coached the Nittany Lions' last seven games from the press box. He had hip replacement surgery Nov. 23 -- a day after Penn State completed the regular season with a 49-18 victory over Michigan State. He hasn't made a public appearance ...

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