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Joe Paterno wants to be on sideline

Updated: August 30, 2011, 3:09 PM ET
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com

Penn State coach Joe Paterno said it's "50-50" whether he will coach from the sideline or upstairs in the press box for Saturday's opener against Indiana State.

Paterno was briefly hospitalized earlier this month when a Nittany Lions receiver ran into him during practice, injuring his right shoulder and pelvis.

The 84-year-old Paterno coached from the press box during the 2008 season after he suffered a hip injury, but he doesn't want to go back to that.

"Some of the ...

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