He was also a part of the lawsuit. But him having a statue shows how much more importance is really put on football AND as far as I know he never has filed a lawsuit against the school.
Without Frank Broyles there wouldn't even be much of an athletic department to argue about.
We can discuss whether statues should be built for anyone, but if anyone should have one, it's him.
I'm ok with telling the 'whole story' on JFB. The good is going to far outweigh the bad, not even close.
Yes, he was a meddler and a tough guy to work for and had run-ins with a lot of very good coaches.
Nolan would only be one of a long line of those guys. See: Lou Holtz, Ken Hatfield, Eddie Sutton. They all had major issues working for JFB, and either left or got fired. No reason to single Nolan out from that group, he had the same issues they did.
JFB/John White fired Nolan, but JFB also offered Nolan the job in 1985 and was a trend-setter in many ways. He also made Nolan a very wealthy man. I know Nolan received a large annuity as reward in the early 90s.
Like I say, just tell the whole story.