A man who did a lot of good, Joe Paterno's legacy surely will be affected by what he didn't do. I'm not going to go into how he should be remembered. That's up to you to form your own opinion. But there's no doubt he had a positive influence on the lives of many.
Here are some reactions from MSU folks:
Kirk Cousins via Twitter: "What a life that Coach Paterno lived. Hope to positively impact people the way that he did. #leaderandlegend."
Le'Veon Bell via Twitter: "At least I got to meet him and tlk to him before he went to a better place...I'm truly blessed for that! #RIPJoePa"
Nick Hill via Twitter: "He will forever live on in the hearts of millions and will never be forgotten. A legend, icon. Greatest coach to ever coach #JoePa"
Jehuu Caulcrick via Twitter: "RIP Jo Pa I had the honor to get recruited and played against your team for years. Truly a icon. College football is Jo PA."
Delvon Roe via Twitter: "Sad day today RIP Joe Paterno
Little John Flowers via Twitter: "Rip Joe Pa it was an honer to be on the same field as you when I played you will be missed"