Monday, January 23, 2012

Big Tentacles: Joe Paterno remembered by Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, Mark Dantonio, and others.

(This special edition of Big Tentacles takes a look at  reaction to the passing of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno around the Big Ten, as well as from outside the conference . In light of that, the regular format of BT is slightly altered for the occasion.)

Drew Sharp asks readers to remember the Joe Paterno the man, and not the Sardusky scandal that clouded his final months of life. (The Detroit Free Press)

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett orders that state flags be flown at half-mast in honor of Joe Paterno until the former Penn State head football coach's funeral. (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer calls Paterno "the ultimate football coach." (The Columbus Dispatch)

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban recalls Paterno, whom he coached against as head coach of Michigan State, as well as the Crimson Tide. (

Current and former Georgia head football coaches Mark Richt and Vince Dooley reflect on the life of Paterno. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne and head football coach Bo Pelini give their thoughts on JoePa's passing. (Lincoln Journal-Star

Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke and Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio give their remembrances of Joe Paterno. (The Detroit Free Press)

Spenser Hall compares Joe Paterno to Prospero, the exiled duke and magician from Shakespeare's final play, The Tempest. (SB*Nation)

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