Paterno passes ‘Coach Rob’
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.