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Bill O'Brien

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  • James Franklin's rebuild has hit a snag, but Penn State still heading in right direction

    Penn State's 4-0 start this season might have led some to believe that new coach James Franklin was simply putting the finishing touch on a masterful rebuilding job former coach Bill O'Brien started before he left for the Houston Texans after only two...
  • Penn State's Mike Hull one of the nation's best linebackers, 'college or NFL' Franklin says

    Every week in his team meetings, Penn State coach James Franklin shows individual highlights of the team's best plays. Inevitably, linebacker Mike Hull appears in the presentation. Take the Michigan game, for instance. On one play, Hull blitzed up the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • For Penn State players, 'pure excitement' follows NCAA announcement

    For Penn State players, 'pure excitement' follows NCAA announcement
    A total of 49 football players remained at Penn State following the NCAA sanctions in 2012. Among them was linebacker Mike Hull, who considered transferring when the program's future was in doubt. On Monday afternoon, during a hastily called team...
  • Paterno's son, other ex-coach sue Penn State

    Paterno's son, other ex-coach sue Penn State
    Two former assistant football coaches at Penn State University, including the son of disgraced former head coach Joe Paterno, are suing the school for actions they say wrecked their careers in the wake of the child sex-abuse scandal. Jay Paterno, who...