Paterno stripped of 111 wins; no longer winningest coach

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Jul 23, 2012



The NCAA nailed Penn State this morning with multiple penalties and sanctions in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal – a scandal that ruined the schools rep, the legacy of late coach Joe Paterno and, of course, the lives of countless victims.
 
Penn State was hit with a $60 million fine and faces a four-year football postseason ban. Perhaps most notably from a Cold, Hard Football Facts perspective, the school must vacate all wins dating back to 1998.
 
The late Paterno has 111 wins stripped from his record. Put another way, Joe Paterno is no longer the winningest coach in NCAA history.

His career record drops from 409-136-3 (.749) to 298-136-3 (.685). He falls from No. 1 in career wins among coaches at the FBS/FCS level to No. 8.
 
Here’s a list of the 10 winningesst coaches in major college history (FBS/FCS), as of today.
 
1. Eddie Robinson – 408-165-15
2. Bobby Bowden – 377-129-4
3. Bear Bryant – 323-85-17
4. Pop Warner – 319-106-32
5. Roy Kidd – 314-124-8
6. Amos Alonzo Stagg – 314-199-35
7. Tubby Raymond – 300-119-4
8. Joe Paterno – 298-136-3
9. Lavell Edwards – 257-101-3
10. Tom Osborne – 255-49-3

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