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Jay Paterno leaves Penn State

Updated: January 11, 2012, 3:43 PM ET
Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The final tie between Penn State football and the Paterno family has been severed.

Quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno announced he was leaving the program after spending 17 years as an assistant under his father, Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. His departure was expected after the school last week named New England Patriots offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien to succeed Joe Paterno as Nittany Lions coach.

Joe Paterno was fired Nov. 9 ...

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