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Bill O'Brien

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  • Bob Ford: NCAA played the bully because it could

    The NCAA, which enjoyed the view from its holier-than-thou pedestal when sanctioning the Penn State football program in 2012, completed its self-serving exacta on Monday as it patted the program on the head and assumed the part of merciful overlord....
  • For first-year NFL coaches, the time to succeed is now ... not later

    For first-year NFL coaches, the time to succeed is now ... not later
    More than ever, NFL owners are long on expectations and short on patience with new coaches. And can you blame them? Consider the success last year's new coaches had, with Philadelphia's Chip Kelly, Kansas City's Andy Reid and San Diego's Mike McCoy...
  • Penn State labors to win over Akron

    STATE COLLEGE — As the irritation grew on Penn State's sideline in the second half, running back Bill Belton reminded his teammates about their 2012 season-opener. The Lions blew a 14-3 halftime lead to Ohio that day, giving up 21 unanswered...
  • Preview: Akron at Penn State

    The James Franklin era got off to a thrilling start when Penn State booted a field goal as time expired to knock off Central Florida last week in Dublin. The Nittany Lions' new coach hopes things come a little easier back in the States when his team hosts...
  • Redskins defense stands out heading toward regular season

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Washington Redskins - INSIDE SLANT With quarterback Robert Griffin III, receivers Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, running back Alfred Morris, tight end Jordan Reed and left tackle Trent Williams all owning star...
  • NFL roundup: Browns' Gordon finds home selling cars

    The Sports Xchange NFL roundup: Browns' Gordon finds home selling cars Josh Gordon cannot be found in the NFL or even the CFL this season, but the suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver will be highly visible at Sarchione Auto group in Randolph, Ohio....
  • Watt gets huge contract from Texans - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Houston Texans - INSIDE SLANT The highest-paid defensive player in NFL history intends to prove worthy of his new mega-contract. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt signed a six-year, $100 million contract...
  • Greg Cote's NFL power rankings

    Here is my 2014 ranking of the 32 teams, with last year's regular-season and playoff records in parentheses. As always, these teams' cooperation in helping to make this ranking as accurate as possible will be both hugely appreciated and thoroughly...
  • NFL preview: AFC power rankings, team capsules

    1. Denver Broncos Last season's record: 13-3 The additions of CB Aqib Talib, DE DeMarcus Ware and S T.J. Ward more than offset the losses of WR Eric Decker, CB Champ Bailey and RB Knowshon Moreno. More impressive, the Broncos got better all the way...
  • NFL-Brief profiles of American Football Conference teams

    (Reuters) - Following are brief profiles of the 16 teams in the American Football Conference (AFC) ahead of the 2014 National Football League season. - - BALTIMORE RAVENS Head coach: John Harbaugh 2013 Record: 8-8 (Finished third in AFC North and...
  • Franklin loves Lee Corso and wants his running game to impose its well better

    Franklin loves Lee Corso and wants his running game to impose its well better
    Highlights from Penn State coach James Franklin's weekly press conference Tuesday: RUN GAME NEEDS TO BE BETTER The Lions ran for 57 yards against Central Florida, 54 of them in the second half. Penn State established little in the run game early,...