On Sunday morning, former Penn State coach Joe Paterno passed away at the age of 85. Former WVU head coach Don Nehlen was friend of Paterno and his family. He had the university release this statement about the former Penn State head coach.
"First of all, my condolences go out to his wife, Sue, and his entire family," said Nehlen in a statement. "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," continued Nehlen. "He will be very sadly missed as a person, a friend and in the football coaching profession."