Joe Paterno - Big Ten Coach of the Year!
Last night the Big Ten (officially) announced its All Big Ten Team(s).
And, as they did on the field and in the statistics, Penn State led the way.
10 Nittany Lions made the Coaches' First Team All Big Ten list.
6 on Offense:
Quarterback: Daryll Clark, Penn State
Receiver: Derrick Williams
Center: A.Q. Shipley
Guard: Rich Ohrnberger
Tackle: Gerald Cadogan
Kicker: Kevin Kelly
A.Q. Shipley won the Offensive Lineman of the Year honor.
And 4 Lions were named to the Defense:
Line: Aaron Maybin
Line: Jared Odrick
Linebacker: Navorro Bowman
Defensive Back: Anthony Scirrotto
Evan Royster (RB) and Stefen Wisniewski (G) were named to the 2nd B10 Offensive Team.
A number of Nittany Lions received "Honorable Mention" - Jeremy Boone, Tony Davis, Dennis Landolt, Jordan Norwood, Mark Rubin, Tyrell Sales and Lydell Sargeant.
Gerald Cadogan won the PSU "Sportsmanship Award" (one scholarship honoree from each B10 school).
The Media team differed somewhat (somewhat good, somewhat bad...)
Deon Butler (absent from the coaches' list) was named 2nd team B10; but then, so was DW.
Lydell Sargeant is on the 2nd Team at D-back, where he is joined by "bumped" Odrick and Scirrotto.
The Media Honorable Mentions include: Jeremy Boone, Tony Davis, Josh Gaines, Dennis Landolt, Mark Rubin, Stefen Wisniewski.
And Joe Paterno, beating out some pretty successful guys, was named Big Ten Coach of the Year (chosen by the Media) for the 3rd time.