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Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville statement on the passing of Joe Paterno

Posted: January 22, 2012 - 11:55am
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Texas Tech released the following statement from head coach Tommy Tuberville on the death of Joe Paterno, who died this morning due to complications from lung cancer.

"When you think of college football and its tradition, you can't help but picture those dark glasses, black shoes and plain uniforms that were his style and mark on Penn State University."

"I have had the great fortune to coach against Coach Paterno four times during my career and each time I came away from those contests with a greater understanding of the game of football.  A true highlight of my career, has been a 30-year relationship with Coach and his wife Sue."

"Like many coaches, I grew up watching and learning from one of the greatest tutors and mentors of the game.  I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing and wish to extend my condolences to Sue and the rest of the Paterno family."

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Well said Coach Tubervulle.

Well said Coach Tubervulle. You're a class act.

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Too bad he didnt learn more, then maybe Tech would be winning more games.

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