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Posted by on January 24th, 2012 in blog, CFF Features, Jeff Siverhus | No Comments

Yesterday marked the end for a coaching legend. Joe Paterno died at the age of 85, similar to Bear Bryant in the fact that both men died very shortly after their coaching ended. You might wonder why I used the Bear Bryant comparison, well; I don’t believe it was a coincidence that both men passed away shortly after leaving coaching. It is my belief that the game they loved and devoted their lives to is the very thing that gave them meaning and kept them going.

Growing up, I was certainly never a fan of either Penn State or Alabama, however as my passion and love for the game of College Football has grown through the years, my fondness for both of these men has grown.

Joe Paterno’s coaching legacy spanned four decades and he influenced the game and many young lives in such a positive way. The past several months has brought much turmoil at Penn State and to the Paterno family. My hope is that the man and the coach Joe Paterno will be remembered for the many positive things he has accomplished, and not the fact that he did have a lapse in judgment.

 My heart goes out to the victims of Jerry Sandusky. I just hope that people look at Joe Paterno’s life as a whole and see how much good he brought as well.

I welcome your feedback and comments……….



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