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Don Nehlen Issues Statement on Joe Paterno's Passing


Longtime Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno died Sunday morning at the age of 85.

Former WVU football coach and College Football Hall of Famer Don Nehlen issued the following statement regarding the passing of a colleague.

"First of all, my condolences go out to his wife, Sue, and his entire family. Joe Paterno was an icon above icons in the football coaching profession. What he accomplished as a football coach will never ever, ever, be threatened. When you think of a word to describe Joe Paterno and what he did at Penn State, the word unimaginable comes to mind. That a man could give that much of himself to coach football and shape young men's lives at one school for that many years speaks volumes for what that man is about. He will be very sadly missed as a person, a friend and in the football coaching profession."

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