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Former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno has passed away earlier according to a statement released by the Paterno family.
Condolences to the Paterno family for their great loss. R.I.P
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by ALLABOUTTHEU2 on 1/22/2012 at 11:49 AM
Longtime Penn State coach Joe Paterno died Jan. 22, 2012, at the age of 85. Paterno played quarterback and cornerback at Brown University, guiding the team to a 15-3 record over the 1948 and 1949 seasons.
Such a sad last few months to a remarkable life. He went just like he feared like his buddy Bear. RIP Coach.
My condolences to all at Penn State University. I will always remember Joepa as a wonderful coach and man. Before Penn State joined the Big Ten I always rooted hard for you guys and continued nearly every game there after except when they played OSU.
He will be terribly missed.
Sad day for the college football world r.i.p joe pa
RIP Joe Paterno. You were a better man than you were made out to be the last few months. You changed college athletics for the better in so many ways. You will be missed and my condolences go out to the Paterno family, Penn State University, and fans everywhere.
R.I.P Joe Pa, condolences to the Paterno family and to Nittany Lions nation
Only the greats play here
My condolences RIP JoePa thanks for having an impact on Al Golden and so many others like him. We lost a builder of men! CFB will miss you!!
Rest in peace Coach Paterno.
Just raised a glass of fine bourbon in your memory. Thanks for the memories Joepa! Thought you just might live forever!
Rest in peace Joe. Thank you for everything.
R.I.P Joe Pa, condolences to the Paterno family and the whole Penn State community. This is a sad day for all of America. Sports fan or not everyone knew who Joe Paterno was and respected him. Mountaineers respected him even when Penn State was kicking our butts like 25+ times in a row.
Thoughts and prayers for everyone grieving this loss of a true American legend.
You will be missed....RIP JoePa!
Success isn't something that just happens - success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared.
-- Sparky Anderson
RIP Joe! You will be missed dearly by many!
Really tough to wake up and hear the news. Rest in peace Joe, prayers to the family.
rest in peace Coach Paterno..
R.I.P. Joe Pa-- in spite of recent events clouting everyone's perception, Joe was a great man who had a positive impact on thousands of lives. He will be missed.
I'm from the Ohio State side, but just wanted to drop in and say that, regardless of what may have transpired over the last few months, I'm firmly convinced that in heaven, today, football is being played better.
At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.
A memory of Joe Pa 2006 OSU vs. PSU watching the Buckeye's first Big 10 major challenge.A couple minutes before halftime Jo goes darting across the field.We were all sitting in the stands wondering where the hell he was going.@ the post game presser Jo was asked about it and had to descretely explain he had to get off the field before he messed his pants.I remeber laughing my ass off as he was trying to explain this to the press.R.I.P Joe.
Killing SCUM just to watch it die!!!!....."De Oppresso Libre"
Joe was the very best of America's Greatest Generation.Joe represented everything that was clean and good about college athletics.He didn't deserve the media witch hunt that ended his career.There are many of his former players and many other people, of all walks of life, that he touched deeply, which are a greater testimony of his legacy than just words.
Today we are all diminished.
This Auburn fan/alumni simply hopes he now rests in peace in the arms of Jesus, Prince of Peace.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Proud Tiger on 1/22/2012 at 11:38 AM
As a Bama fan, I have always had a great respect for Coach Paterno and Penn State back to the days when him and Coach Bryant faced each other. CFB has lost one of the great ones today. I will be praying for the Paterno family and the Penn State fans. Coach Paterno you will be missed by many fans!
This post was edited by crimsontidexbx on 1/22/2012 at 11:35 AM
It was a pleasure to see Alabama play Penn State in State College in September. Joe Pa was enormously respected by the Alabama fanbase.
Condolences from Alabama nation.
RIP Joe Pa, you will be missed. Thanks for 40+ great years. Thanks for your dedication and hard work. Thanks for helping to make College football what it is today.
Fight on, State!
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