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Schnepf: ND native, coach with Penn State ties says Paterno was on a pedestal

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FARGO -- Jeff Ditch, once one of 260 or so residents living in Abercrombie, N.D., was sitting in the office of legendary Joe Paterno.


It was 1997, when Ditch was the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for the Penn State baseball team. It was about the time he was trying to talk Rochester, Minn., standout Mike Restovich into playing baseball at Penn State.

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