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Paterno passes ‘Coach Rob’

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JoePa now No. 1 on Division I win list
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Graphic courtesy of Southwestern Athletic Conference The Southwestern Athletic Conference paid tribute to Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno (right) and the late Eddie Robinson, the former head coach at Grambling State University, on Monday after Paterno passed Robinson on the NCAA’s all-time Division I victory list.

GRAMBLING — Somewhere up above, Eddie Robinson is smiling.
His “old friend” has taken over first place for most victories by an NCAA Division I football coach.

And that would be just fine with “Coach Rob,” the late and legendary leader of Grambling State University’s program who won 408 games during his 57-year stay at the famous Lincoln Parish school.

On Saturday, at Beaver Stadium in “Happy Valley,” Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno eclipsed Robinson’s mark by winning No. 409 with a 10-7 squeaker over llinois.

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