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Bill O'Brien

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  • For Jaguars' Allen Robinson, O'Brien leaving Penn State was a Godsend

    JACKSONVILLE — When Allen Robinson converts a third-and-long with a catch over the middle Sunday against Miami or gets back to the end zone in the near future, the Jaguars should thank one of their AFC South rivals. If the Houston Texans hadn't...
  • From O'Brien to Franklin, a long transition for Christian Hackenberg

    From O'Brien to Franklin, a long transition for Christian Hackenberg
    Of The Morning Call Last week, at a team meeting called by Penn State's football captains, quarterback Christian Hackenberg got some things off his chest. Primarily about the team's expectations and how to achieve them. With three younger brothers...
  • J.T. Barrett proving to be Braxton Miller clone

    J.T. Barrett proving to be Braxton Miller clone
    Ohio State's quarterback looked to his left, intending to fire a bubble screen. But a Rutgers defensive lineman blocked his visual path to Evan Spencer, so the quarterback took off. He ran straight up the middle, motoring 33 yards past five defenders in...
  • James Franklin is changing up Penn State's sideline again

    James Franklin is changing up Penn State's sideline again
    Earlier this week, James Franklin said offensive coordinator John Donovan would return to the coaches' box for the Ohio State game. Donovan had coached from Penn State's sideline at Michigan to help facilitate better communication with quarterback...
  • Former coach Bill O'Brien: 'Penn State will be back'

    Former coach Bill O'Brien: 'Penn State will be back'
    District 11 revealed its tournament schedule for field hockey and boys and girls soccer Sunday night. Action gets underway Tuesday with four Class 3A girls soccer matches. … In advance of his visit to Pennsylvania to play the Pittsburgh Steelers,...
  • 'I'm at peace with myself,' former Penn State coach Larry Johnson says

    'I'm at peace with myself,' former Penn State coach Larry Johnson says
    Larry Johnson Sr., who said Monday that he left Penn State on his own terms, returns to Beaver Stadium on Saturday with Penn State's biggest rival. Ohio State visits Penn State for a sold-out 'White Out' game Saturday night, the first which Johnson will...
  • 'Penn State will be back,' former coach Bill O'Brien says

    'Penn State will be back,' former coach Bill O'Brien says
    Bill O'Brien might not ever miss all the recruiting, backslapping, fundraising and other ancillary aspects of coaching at the college level. But less than 10 months removed from moving back to the NFL, there is one thing O'Brien misses already. "I...
  • Urban Meyer on Penn State's quarterback, running game and big-game atmosphere

    Urban Meyer on Penn State's quarterback, running game and big-game atmosphere
    Ohio State coach Urban Meyer praised Penn State's quarterback and run defense but didn't sound too impressed with its run game Monday. Meyer also called the 'White Out' atmosphere coming this Saturday one of the best in which he has coached. Here's a...
  • Penn State should keep looking forward, not back

    Penn State should keep looking forward, not back
    Some of my most criticized columns had to do with the Jerry Sandusky case, Penn State and Joe Paterno. In short, I felt Paterno needed to step down and that the university deserved harsh punishment for the behavior of its top leaders and for...
  • Taking the long view of Penn State's offensive line

    Taking the long view of Penn State's offensive line
    Six seconds from Penn State's loss to Northwestern have become, rightly or not, a digital symbol of the game. Two Penn State offensive linemen, blocking each other, allowed a Northwestern defensive tackle a clear lane to stop Bill Belton for a 2-yard...
  • Penn State's Crook embraces role as backup quarterback

    If not for a broken thumb, a bunch of unanswered emails and one Penn State coach willing to chance a phone call, D.J. Crook might not have been at Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. He might not have been blocking out a screaming student section,...