No Reason to Treat Coaches Like Deities

Loose Ball: A report on Penn State's sex-abuse scandal shows the folly of glorifying Joe Paterno.

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But universities should do a better job teaching everyone to keep intercollegiate sports in perspective. And remember that coaches are human, too, with flaws and weaknesses like everyone else.

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