They were old friends for over 40 years but now former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden says the statue honoring Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium should be removed.
Bowden, who said he still loves the late Penn State coach, says every time the statue is shown on TV, people won't remember the good years surrounding the Penn State football program.
"They're only going to remember the things with [Jerry] Sandusky," said Bowden. "I still love Joe, and I still love his family, but Joe made a mistake, like all of us do. Bit this was a big one. I'm so sorry it happened."
While the school debates whether or not they should topple the controversial statue, the Nittany Lions football team is trying to weather FBI Director Louis Freeh's investigation of the Sandusky child sex abuse scandal by not commenting.
The Orlando Sentinel has gone as far as to recommend that the NCAA remove 111 wins (since 1998) from the Division I all-time winning coach's record because Paterno was alerted to Sandusky's crimes and did nothing to curb them back then.