Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mark Dantonio statement on passing of Joe Paterno

From MSU:

“On behalf of my immediate family and the Michigan State football family, we express our deepest sympathy to Joe Paterno’s wife Sue, his five children and 17 grandchildren, as well as his extended family, the Penn State football family and the entire State College community.

“Joe dedicated his life to Penn State and college football. He had unparalleled success during his 46 seasons as the head coach at Penn State. Joe was a major player who helped revolutionize the game of college football. In his six-plus decades at Penn State, he influenced and impacted countless numbers of players and people at a championship level.

“Over the past five years, my wife and I have had the privilege of spending time with both Joe and his wife Sue. We appreciated and enjoyed the time spent at our various functions together and will forever remember him as a steward of our profession.”

1 comment:

  1. If you're going to honor someone, how about Duffy Dougherty, the late, great football coach. At the height of segregation, Duffy had his own "Underground Railroad," through which Black football players came from all over the country. One such example was Bubba Smithe, the great defensive tackle from Texas. Although a native Texan, no Texas university would recruit talented African-American players like Bubba. Duffy took full advantage of their stupidity. A great man, a great coach and a great legacy. He is sorely missed these days.