Jay Paterno, at the height of his powers, was nothing more than an awful Penn State QB coach/great lesson in nepotism. These days, like most of the Paterno family, he spends his days in court defending his disgraced father's "legacy."
But thanks to court documents revealed in a case between the NCAA and the Paterno estate, we now know Jay Paterno is eyeing a return to coaching... at places like Ohio State.
In the handwritten letter, Paterno congratulates Meyer for his success and wishes him luck in the playoffs. A paragraph later, Paterno asks Meyer for a job at Ohio State, a longtime Penn State rival.
"This note is also to express my interest in any coaching positions that have opened and may open on your staff in the future," Paterno wrote. "My father had tremendous respect for you and I share that respect as well. It would be an honor to be a part of your staff."
Paterno went on to write, "For you [sic] Ohio State -- I would bring a diverse set of experiences on and off the field that would be an asset to your program. My career has included success in recruiting, coaching as well as leadership in social media and public relations."
In case Jay Paterno pointing out success in social media and public relations made you feel like somebody threw a bucket of bleach into your face, allow this tweet to illustrate his prowess:
NCAA:"Due to Penn State's continued progress towards ensuring athletics integrity" Progress towards something that already existed?— Jay Paterno (@JayPaterno) September 24, 2013
To be fair to Jay, he also wrote letters to West Virginia's Dana Holgorson and Georgia's Mark Richt. As of this writing, no football program has hired Jay Paterno.
Here is the full letter, in case you are capable of reading illegible chicken scratch: