Jay Paterno asked Urban Meyer for job

BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- The son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno sent a handwritten letter to Ohio State coach Urban Meyer in December, asking for a job.

The letter from Jay Paterno, dated two days before Christmas, was publicized in court documents released Monday as part of a federal lawsuit that Paterno, Penn State quarterbacks coach from 1999 through 2011, and former Penn State offensive line coach Bill Kenney are pursuing against the NCAA.

Both allege they've been unable to find other jobs since the NCAA sanctioned Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.

Paterno's letter congratulates Meyer for his success and wishes him luck in college football's playoffs. Ohio State went on to win the national championship.

Paterno sent similar letters to West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen and Georgia coach Mark Richt.