LOS ANGELES -- Penn State wide receiver Jordan Norwood did not injure his ankle during practice last week, as reported. He injured his left foot in the final game of the regular season and has been slowly working his way back to 100 percent. Norwood, who met with the media today, said he was about 90 percent and that he expected to be close to perfect by Thursday's game. He hasn't been full go in the practice, but the senior wasn't worried about not being ready for Southern Cal. "It's just a nagging injury," Norwood said.
Also, Penn State offensive coordinator Galen Hall said that he plans on returning next season and that he hopes to be by Joe Paterno's side through the 82-year-old coach's three-year contract extension. "I'm 14 years younger than Joe," Hall said. "I feel good. Joe feels good. He's looking forward to it and I'm looking forward to it."
There was no other news to come out of today's morning interviews. Penn State holds its last open practice today at 1 p.m. Pacific. The media can hang around for just the first 15 minutes. I'm heading out there, so I'll have an update asap.