Bowden, Paterno proceed into history together

Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno weaved an indelible pattern into the fabric of the game. It's only right that the legendary duo enters the College Football Hall of Fame together.

Updated: May 18, 2006, 3:02 AM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- There will be other landmark days in the history of the College Football Hall of Fame. There are scores of great players who have not been elected to membership. It is no knock against the 13 candidates named Tuesday to the 2006 class to say that you could take the list of nominees not elected and create another class equally as deserving.

But the next time the Hall inducts a pair of coaches the equal of Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno? You should live so long.

It is difficult ...

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