YSU football greats discuss their experiences in Niles

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NILES, Ohio (WKBN) — Several greats of Youngstown State University football spoke Saturday afternoon about their experiences before a crowd in Niles.

Former YSU and Philadelphia Eagles teammates Ron Jaworski and Paul McFadden, YSU president and former head coach Jim Tressel, current YSU head coach Doug Phillips and two members of the roster held a panel discussion at Boscov’s at the Eastwood Mall.

Jaworski and McFadden discussed their experiences throughout their collegiate and professional careers as well as the way the game has changed throughout the years.

Phillips also explained the three ways he teaches the team to handle adversity.

“You got to learn from it. You got to learn why you got knocked down, how you get back up and overcome that adversity to find success,” Phillips said.

YSU did not play Saturday. The Penguins return to action next Saturday at Indiana State, looking for a second straight victory.

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