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Bill O'Brien

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  • Injury further burdens Penn State's linebacker depth

    Injury further burdens Penn State's linebacker depth
    As president of Penn State's chapter of Uplifting Athletes, Ben Kline is responsible for the annual Lift For Life charity that has raised more than $825,000 for kidney cancer research. After former coach Bill O'Brien left for Houston, Kline wrote an...
  • Dave Joyner's tangled legacy as Penn State's athletic director

    Dave Joyner's tangled legacy as Penn State's athletic director
    Dave Joyner became Penn State's athletic director in an abrupt way during an impossible time. By his own admission, Joyner considered his first year on the job to be a metaphorical "war zone," which he often addressed with coaches, players and staff....
  • What you need to know about UCF and Blake Bortles' Pro Day

    What you need to know about UCF and Blake Bortles' Pro Day
    UCF hosts its Pro Day today, with scouts from all 32 NFL teams possibly in attendance and perhaps a half dozen or more NFL head coaches and general managers taking in the workout. The main attraction: Blake Bortles, the former Knights' quarterback who...
  • ESPN's Todd McShay projects former UCF QB Blake Bortles will be No. 1 NFL draft pick

    ESPN's Todd McShay projects former UCF QB Blake Bortles will be No. 1 NFL draft pick
    ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles going No. 1 overall to the Houston Texans in his latest mock draft. Bortles, who led UCF to a 12-1 record and Fiesta Bowl win in 2013, declared for the draft after the season and...
  • Texans coach Bill O'Brien eager to see more of Blake Bortles at NFL combine

    Texans coach Bill O'Brien eager to see more of Blake Bortles at NFL combine
    INDIANAPOLIS — Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he looks forward to seeing more of former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles during  the NFL Scouting Combine. O'Brien addressed the  obvious — his many connections to Bortles — during his press...
  • Highly touted DT Thomas Holley flips pledge from Penn State to Florida

    Highly touted DT Thomas Holley flips pledge from Penn State to Florida
    Thomas Holley, defensive tackle from Lincoln High in Brooklyn, N.Y. , has apparently flipped his commitment from Penn State to the University of Florida. Mike Farrell, national analyst for Rivals.com, is reporting that Holley has made the decision. It...
  • Report: Penn State search committee plans to interview Hurricanes coach Al Golden

    Report: Penn State search committee plans to interview Hurricanes coach Al Golden
    A day after initial reports surfaced putting Miami coach Al Golden atop Penn State's wish list for its coaching vacancy, chatter linking Golden to his alma mater continued gaining steam on Friday.  The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review reported late Friday...
  • Penn State makes it official: James Franklin hired to coach football

    Penn State makes it official: James Franklin hired to coach football
    Penn State has landed James Franklin as football coach, bringing to State College, Pa., the most coveted college football coach in the nation. Although the architect of an amazing turnaround at SEC doormat Vanderbilt denied all week that he had made a...
  • Aaron Rodgers practices, awaits word on whether he'll play

    Aaron Rodgers looked fine on the practice field Thursday. It doesn't mean he is going to play. There was no definitive word on whether Rodgers would be medically cleared to return from his left collarbone injury in time for Sunday's game against the...
  • How Penn State's players reacted to Bill O'Brien's departure

     
    Bill O'Brien began calling his players, current and recruited, late Tuesday night after the Houston Chronicle and ESPN broke the news that O'Brien was leaving Penn State for the Houston Texans. Prior to that, players shared their reactions on Twitter........
  • Bill O'Brien

     
    The "Paterno People" in particular and Penn State Nation in general are abuzz today over the departure of football coach Bill O'Brien, so I figured I would provide a forum here for people to comment. I'll preface my own opinion......