After telling Dueming to speak up, the 83-year-old coach started whispering that he couldn't hear anything.
"I can't hear a word you're saying. Hang on just a second," Paterno said. "Hey, see if you can get it, I can't. Are you there?"
Dueming tried talking as loud as he could, but the interview ended after nearly two minutes.
It was transcribed by Sports Radio Interviews.