Culture of coach worship must end

Will educators have the guts to fight powerful coaches? Or will they run and hide?

Updated: July 13, 2012, 8:55 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Penn State will have to tear down more than the statue. Penn State will have to tear down the culture that inspired the statue, the culture built around the worship of a false god in thick glasses and rolled-up pants.

Joe Paterno turned out to be just another football coach who wanted to protect his program at all costs, even if the costs involved the human sacrifice of innocent young strangers he didn't know, and didn't want to know.

Paterno cared only about young ...

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