Football: Tedford reflects on Paterno’s passing

Cal coach Jeff Tedford issued this statement Sunday following the death of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno:

“With the passing of Joe Paterno today, we have not only lost a legendary football coach but a great person who had a tremendous effect on the lives of many people over a long period of time. I’ve always looked up to him and have a great deal of respect for what he accomplished. He also made me feel comfortable coming up through the ranks as a young coach, and I’ve always enjoyed my interactions with him throughout the years.

“Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Sue, and the rest of his family. Today, the football community has a heavy heart, and his legacy will be in our minds forever.”

Jeff Faraudo

  • daredevilfan

    I might have steered clear of this one if I were JT. Lots of great years in the past for JoPa, but a dark cloud in the current. We don’t need to get pulled into that. I wonder why he felt the need to make a quote. Shouldn’t he be in someone’s living room selling our school/faclities/future?

  • go8ears

    Off topic: Chip Kelly making a move to become the HC of the Tampa Bay Bucs

  • The Wisdom Cow

    link on Kelly?

  • go8ears
  • The Wisdom Cow


  • eric

    And now the Wilcox game plan becomes clear…

  • SteveNTEXAS

    Fine.. now go steal his recruits!

  • covinared

    that would be unethical.

  • jabes

    Sorry, JT. You lose character points on this one.

    Paterno had complete control and therefore responsibility for what happened in the Penn State athletic department. That makes him responsible for what happens, especially if he had some knowledge of it. Whatever he did, it wasn’t nearly enough. Sandusky is innocent until proven guilty, but it’s clear Paterno agreed with the choice not to even investigate.

    Legendary football coach, yes. Had a positive impact on players and coaches, yes. A great person, no.

  • Kent

    I hope for Cal’s sake that Kelly goes to Tampa Bay…but I think Kelly will be a huge bust in the NFL. His gimmick spread offense will be a total flop in the NFL….and he talks about a 2 miles and minute…I cant imagine any NFL players listening to a head coach who talks like a road runner…this feels like a disaster written all over it….he’ll be back in teh college game in 2 years!

  • rotfogel

    Ivan Drago once said a pointed comment about his opponent
    Apollo Creed: “if he dies, he dies.”

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    rotfogel Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 7:42 am
    Ivan Drago once said a pointed comment about his opponent
    Apollo Creed: “if he dies, he dies.”


    Wow…you fans are so vindictive and self righteous. Please listen to Pastor Rick on Sundays.