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Bill O'Brien

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  • Cross-training will be vital for Penn State this season

    Cross-training will be vital for Penn State this season
    Penn State brought its entire roster of 118 players to Ireland for this weekend's season-opening game, a move coach James Franklin called essential to team building. Just 75 of them are allowed scholarships, though, as the Lions wind their way toward...
  • James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State

    James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State
    James Franklin did not like the fact the media — both social and traditional — spoiled the surprise. When the Penn State coach informed his players they would be eligible for postseason play this season, it was "anticlimactic," he said....
  • For Penn State players, NCAA announcement brought "pure excitement"

    Thirty seconds after reading about the NCAA's decision Monday, Penn State linebacker Mike Hull received a text announcing a team meeting. Twitter had beaten the coaches to the news. "Social media nowadays," Hull said. Less than 30 minutes later, the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Any hopes for success are on Fitzpatrick's inconsistent arm

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Houston Texans - INSIDE SLANT Based on his first nine seasons and what the coaches saw in his three preseason games, the Houston Texans are going to have consistency and production issues with quarterback Ryan...