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Coaches who leave aren't villains

Updated: January 7, 2011, 5:03 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

Joe Paterno was born December 21, 1926.

At 84, he is part of what Tom Brokaw likes to call "the Greatest Generation," the Americans who made it through the Great Depression, fought in World War II and rebuilt the nation. Their generation received gold watches and huge retirement parties after 30, 40, sometimes 50 years of service to one employer. In Paterno's case, they very well may rename Penn State after him, considering he's been there since 1950.

But ...

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