Bill Curry, former head football coach at Alabama, was interviewed last week by Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio. It’s probably the best set of comments on the whole affair at Penn State.
I was struck by a few things.
First, Curry talked about the sacred trust given to mentors, teachers, and coaches. That sacred trust is children. He talked in terms of “betrayal,” capturing rightly how grievous all of this is.
Second, he affirmed is love for Joe Paterno. He refused to stand in judgment and took a posture of hopefulness in Paterno’s having done, at the time, what he thought was the right thing to do.
Third, regarding the desire to rush to judgment, Curry reminded everyone to be very slow to judge. No one is perfect. “When you learned of something did you always do exactly the right thing?”
Curry’s a class act.