Never heard of him....
I probably won't remember him.
I think it's pretty obvious what we'll remember him for..
his brief stint acting like a catholic priest will certainly outshine his great "coaching achievements"... its funny... i was always raised to believe a thousand atta boys were worth one aw ****!... another thing my dumb *** parents were right about'...
That from much of the world's perspective, he got out in the knick of time.
I won't I had no idea who he was till recently.
He was a good coach, and like everyone, had his flaws. He should have reported the misconduct, but didn't. I don't make him out to be a hero or demonize him.
Had Paterno retired the year he turned 70, he would have retired before the first creepy incidents involving Sandusky occurred, and so Paterno's reputation would have been untarnished.<br />
By the time Paterno was told that Sandusky was a pervert, age had probably damaged his moral judgement.<br />
Paterno held on to the head coach's job for far too long, in order to run up the score. He wanted career stats that would remain a record into the 22nd century. This was a manifestation of the sin of pride.
i will remember him for all the years and teams he coached the football program, AND one of the FEW who actually passed what he heard up the chain of command for further investigation.
It's hard to judge an entire long life ba<x>sed only on Paterno's association with Sandusky (who allegedly committed the crimes). This is not to say Paterno didn't use faulty judgement---the whole business was unfortunate and sordid. It also could be imagined that Paterno died not just from the cancer itself but because he considered his life basically over, and stopped fighting.
He should be remembered for the coaching job he did not for the other stuff. He is the only coach to have 498 wins in collage ball.
His name means one thing Penn State Football,a great coach.
The criminal act of guilt by association.
His great coaching!