Unless you are a lifelong Penn State fan, you may not understand. I grew up with this guy. I can't say that I idolized him but I most certainly looked up to him. I was lucky - as a very young girl, I developed a healthy respect for the Alabama Crimson Tide and their revered coach, 'Bear' Bryant. In my 10 year old eyes, Bear and JoePa were the ultimate coaches, dads, pillars, leaders.
My heart is sickened. Others whom were trusted to lead my alma mater sent Joe to his death without dignity, without any type of respect. Joe deserved better. We broke his heart.
|Two great coaches - this photo and the one above was taken from Facebook.|