Paterno Funeral Will Be Private

01.25.12 | Bob Price

Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will be laid to rest this afternoon in a private funeral service.  Thousands of mourners filed past the legendary coach's coffin yesterday and will do the same ahead to today's funeral.  A public memorial is scheduled for tomorrow on the Penn State campus.  The Bryce Jordan Center is able to accomodate 17-thousand people.  Paterno died Sunday at age 85.  He began coaching the Nittany Lions in 1966 before his firing late last year amid the child sex abuse scandal surrounding former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.