As a follower for more years than I can remember, it is hard to fathom what is going through Joe Paterno’s mind, after one of his long time assistant coaches, was arrested for sexual misconduct with minors. Paterno just recently got win number 409, making him coach with the most wins all-time, passing Grambling’s Eddie Robinson.
It is almost impossible to overestimate the impact Joe Paterno has had on Penn State since he joined Rip Engle’s staff in as a 23-year-old assistant in 1950.
Sixty-two years in one place, with one love, with one purpose – to win and act the right way.
So how does it all go wrong in four days?
It is impossible to overestimate how shocking the revelations of the weekend have been to the Penn State community and a community at large.
Paterno turns 85 on Dec. 21 and they were a thousand ways to imagine how his career mind end. This one was not on the list. Read more…