THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bill O’Brien inherited a Penn State program rocked by scandal, on the cusp of crippling sanctions, and staring at a murky future. All he ever really cared about was making the Nittany Lions winners. O’Brien succeeded against heavy odds, overcoming a lack of scholarships, a bowl ban, and player defections. He leaves […]
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CHICAGO (AP) — Bill O’Brien had to learn on the fly last season. Recruiting, academics, marketing responsibilities, it was all on-the-job training for the Penn State coach. O’Brien says he learned a lot. It remains to be seen if it leads to more victories for the Nittany Lions. Still, this July trip to Chicago for […]
Fireworks exploded as the Hawkeyes took the field Saturday. It all went downhill from there. Down the hill and off the cliff. And crashed in a massive explosion at the bottom of a deep ravine. Penn State demolished Iowa 38-14 in Kinnick Stadium. It was a humbling takedown of Iowa (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten) on […]
Iowa City, Ia. – They attended meetings and traveled together – Bill O’Brien, the New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and Brian Ferentz, his tight ends coach. They plotted strategy for ways Tom Brady to get Rob Gronkowski the football, and they did it during a 2011 National Football League season that would […]
PENN STATE Last year: 9-4, 6-2 in Big Ten Coach: Bill O’Brien, first season Key Loss: Silas Redd’s abandoning the Nittany Lions’ scandal-ridden ship left a big void at tailback. He rushed for 1,241 yards on 244 carries last season, and was going to be the featured offensive performer again in the absence of a […]
Big Ten coaches are almost all willing to take wayward Lions, but a few might go too far
Players shouldn’t have to answer questions at Big Ten media days.
Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien said on today’s “Mike & Mike Show” on ESPN Radio that Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has inquired about Nittany Lion players who might want to transfer. In the wake of sanctions handed down by the NCAA, Penn State players can transfer to another school and be immediately eligible. O’Brien […]
As football fans start purchasing preview magazines to digest information gathered long before the opening of August camps, let’s look at the Big Ten Conference in another way. Occasionally, we’ll conduct polls, where fans – either from their own research or from magazines – can vote on aspects of the 2012 season. Some of the […]