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Bill O'Brien

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  • Penn State calls football coaches' lawsuit a 'preposterous tale'

    Penn State calls football coaches' lawsuit a 'preposterous tale'
    Penn State is asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two former football coaches, including Jay Paterno, calling it a "false and preposterous tale" of alleged conspiracy. The university's lawyers Tuesday filed a motion in U.S. District Court to...
  • Former Penn State football coach Jay Paterno hopes to return to the sideline

    Former Penn State football coach Jay Paterno hopes to return to the sideline
    Jay Paterno wants to coach football again, even if it means leaving State College. Until then, the former Penn State assistant coach said he will continue "fighting for the university," though he feels others aren't. "I thought it was very important...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Patriots Trade QB Mallett To Texans

    Patriots Trade QB Mallett To Texans
    The Houston Texans acquired quarterback Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots on Sunday in exchange for an undisclosed future draft choice.  According to NFL.com, the Patriots will receive a conditional seventh-round pick in 2016 for Mallett, who...
  • 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,...
  • Penn State's offense could be better than last year, Hackenberg says

    Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg threw for 2,955 yards and 20 touchdowns as a freshman in Bill O'Brien's offense. O'Brien often marveled at how quickly Hackenberg, just a few months out of high school, absorbed his intricate playbook. The...
  • Pitch for Ireland game came from Bill O'Brien, UCF coach says

    Pitch for Ireland game came from Bill O'Brien, UCF coach says
    The idea to play in Ireland came from former Penn State coach Bill O'Brien. At least that's how Central Florida coach George O'Leary remembers it. And, when O'Brien decided to leave Penn State for the Houston Texans, he made sure to call O'Leary....
  • College football: Let's judge what happens on the field

    The time has come to stop talking and start playing. Let the sweet sound of a referee's whistle mercifully replace the pound of a judge's gavel. It's time for wish lists and check lists: Out-of-the-box Thursday features a not-too-shabby lineup of...
  • UCF's O'Leary supports further softening of Penn State's sanctions

    UCF's O'Leary supports further softening of Penn State's sanctions
    With a further softening of NCAA sanctions placed on the Penn State program potentially coming soon, add George O'Leary to the list of those in the college football community who would welcome it. Speaking before Central Florida's practice Thursday, O'...