Mizzou's Pinkel defends Paterno at SEC Media Days

Mizzou's Pinkel defends Paterno at SEC Media Days

Mizzou's Pinkel defends Paterno at SEC Media Days

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 1:35 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 18 at 2:00 PM

HOOVER, Ala. –  Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says he thinks it is "wrong" to place sole blame for the Penn State tragedy on former coach Joe Paterno.

Talking with reporters at Southeastern Conference Media Days on Tuesday, Pinkel was quoted as saying "you can't take away the greatness of this man. He was a great man, and you can't, however you analyze this, all of a sudden erase all that this guy's done. You can't do that. Nobody can do that."

Pinkel said Paterno was a friend who he got to know professionally. He added that it was a "tragic situation ... involving children" and that "I'm sure maybe if (Paterno) could do it over again he would (have) followed up a few things."

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