Penn State Nittany Lions head coach en:Joe Paterno on the sideline during warmups prior to the 2006 Homecoming game versus the University of Illinois on Friday, October 20, 2006.
Joe Paterno at Penn State was one of the most successful, and controversial, football coaches at the University level. What will his real legacy be?
From The New York Times:
Joe Paterno, whose teams won more games than any other major-college football coach, who became the face of Penn State University and a symbol of integrity in collegiate athletics only to be fired during the 2011 season amid a child sexual-abuse scandal that reverberated throughout the nation, died Sunday. He was 85.
I came across an interview the he published in 1974, explaining how he would “get the NCAA out of internal operations of each university.”
Was he right?
An excerpt is below; it is interesting reading, in light of current events of college-level sports.