ICYMI: University Of Florida Legend Steve Spurrier Praises Joe Paterno

The Head Ball Coach is widely regarded as one of college football’s most memorable coaches in recent memory with his clever one-liners and unique mannerisms. The former Heisman winning quarterback has some time on his hands after retiring from South Carolina earlier last year, and took to the Paul Finebaum show to, among other talking points, give praise to Paterno.

“He was treated as unfairly as any coach ever,” Spurrier said. “He had nothing to do with that scandal.” That wasn’t all Spurrier said; the former head coach made his feelings on the Joe Paterno statue public. President Barron, are you listening?

“I’ve heard that they’re having talk about putting that statue back,” Spurrier said. “They should do that, they really should.”

Spurrier joins a long list of college football elites backing Paterno. Maybe Spurrier’s word is the spark that prompts university administration to bring the statue back.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]


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