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“Mr. High School Sports” – Ravotti Reluctantly Supports PSU Upheaval

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By Matt Popchock

(mpopchock@kdka.com)

Over the past week you’ve heard a number of Penn State alumni react to the sobering developments at State College, and on Thursday, Fox Chapel head football coach Eric Ravotti, fresh off the Foxes’ first WPIAL playoff appearance in nearly a decade, joined “Seibel, Starkey & Miller” to comment.

Ravotti, who played linebacker and defensive end for Joe Paterno before a brief stint with the Steelers 1994-96, doesn’t hold back in expressing his disappointment in the alleged actions of Jerry Sandusky. However, he has mixed feelings about Paterno’s firing, and he explains why.

In addition, the Freeport native shares his own experience regarding the positive side of Paterno’s legacy…

(Special thanks to Kraig Riley and Josh Miller for their contributions to this post.)

(Follow “Seibel, Starkey & Miller” on Twitter: twitter.com/SSandMiller)

(Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/mpopchock)

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