Ohio is the opponent as Penn State opens its post-Paterno era, and the Bobcats are piloted at quarterback by redshirt junior Tyler Tettleton, the son of former Texas Rangers catcher-designated hitter Mickey Tettleton.
Tyler is pretty good: He set 12 school records last season at Frank Solich-coached Ohio, and scored the winning touchdown in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the Bobcats first bowl win. Tyler
Oklahoman Mickey Tettleton, who played 14 seasons in the major leagues, ended his career in 1997 with the Rangers, and we learned in 2010 during the Texas Rangers' bizarre bankruptcy that he was still owed $1.4 million from the franchise in deferred compensation.
Tyler grew up in Oklahoma, going to Norman North High School but didn't have the measurables to attract the Oklahoma Sooners' attention. He knows all about the big leagues, though: He was a ball boy for the Rangers when he was 6 and 7.
He's part of history today, for Ohio and Penn State.
— Vince Langford