Found November 09, 2011 on Crystal Ball Run:
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What was thought to be inconceivable just a week ago, became official on Wednesday morning: Joe Paterno will retired as head coach at Penn State at the end of the 2011 season. The 84-year-old coach released a statement this morning, which read: I am absolutely devastated by the developments in this case. I grieve for the children and their families, and I pray for their comfort and relief. I have come to work every day for the last 61 years with one clear goal in mind: To serve the best interests of this university and the young men who have been entrusted to my care. I have the same goal today. That's why I have decided to announce my retirement effective at the end of this season. At this moment the Board of Trustees should not spend a single minute discussing my status. They have far more important matters to address. I want to make this as easy for them as I possibly can. This is a tragedy. It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wis...
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