I am sure there will be days where I say to myself … "What would Coach Paterno say or do right now?" -- Mike McQueary in "Captains Letters to Joe"
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- About a year ago, Mike McQueary, like just about every other former Penn State captain, sat down to write a letter to head coach Joe Paterno. In a project started by the Penn State lettermen's club, each of Paterno's former captains penned a short note to the coach that were presented to him after his 400th victory and published in a book to benefit the Joe and Sue Paterno Scholarship.
"Captains Letters to Joe," it was called, and McQueary's 266-word entry seemed to gel perfectly with the others. The former quarterback joked about throwing a controversial touchdown pass against Rutgers in his second season and thanked Paterno for the opportunity to be his quarterback, his captain and, later in life, a trusted member of his coaching staff.