And it's very clear that despite the sex scandal that rocked Penn State University last year, Joe Paterno will be remembered very fondly by those who knew him.
Since his death, shoppers have flocked to the stores on campus to purchase all the JoePa memorabilia they can get their hands on, while another 3,000 fans, alumni and students braved the cold for a candle-light vigil.
It's not just PSU that is mourning the loss of the most winningest coach in Division I college football history either — the entire country is!
Hundreds of figures in the sports world and beyond have made statements regarding the sudden death of a legend. It's pretty incredible how far this college football coach's reach was. Check out who said what below!
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