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Bill O'Brien

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  • Houston's J.J. Watt will test Ravens' improved offensive line

    Houston's J.J. Watt will test Ravens' improved offensive line
    The first time Ravens offensive tackle Rick Wagner was tasked with blocking J.J. Watt was on the University of Wisconsin practice field when Wagner was an underclassman walk-on. A converted tight end still adding bulk, Wagner was determined to not be...
  • Quarterback Michael O'Connor leaving Penn State

    Quarterback Michael O'Connor leaving Penn State
    Freshman quarterback Michael O'Connor will transfer from Penn State, coach James Franklin announced Thursday. O'Connor, who was recruited by former coach Bill O'Brien, did not play this season. He will be required to sit out next season if he...
  • Joe Paterno remembered as 'iconic' in Pinstripe Bowl promo tour

    Joe Paterno remembered as 'iconic' in Pinstripe Bowl promo tour
    NEW YORK — Joe Paterno, who worked as an usher at the old Ebbets Field, once joked that he never had much use for baseball after the Dodgers left Brooklyn. Still, Penn State's new athletic director called it "fitting" that the football team would...
  • These six games will decide Ravens' postseason future

    These six games will decide Ravens' postseason future
    Ravens officials spent the bye week preparing for not only next Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints, but for the final six-game stretch that will determine whether the team makes the NFL postseason. With a 6-4 record, the Ravens are right...
  • For Penn State, this is what sanctioned football looks like

    Penn State receivers Eugene Lewis and DaeSean Hamilton combined for 19 catches in the season-opener against Central Florida. The last three games, they've had 14, including one each in Saturday's loss to Illinois. After the game, quarterback Christian...
  • There were highs and lows aplenty during Big Ten season

    There were highs and lows aplenty during Big Ten season
    Let's all breathe a sigh of relief. The wussification of America is not complete. Gary Andersen scared us there with his Monday comments regarding the Paul Bunyan Axe. The Wisconsin coach said that the axe, a super-cool trophy awarded to the Minnesota-...
  • Penn State looks to revive its underdog magic against Michigan State

    Penn State looks to revive its underdog magic against Michigan State
    Miles Dieffenbach channeled his former coach this week, using Bill O'Brien's disputed description from 2012 to explain how Penn State just might win Saturday. "We're a bunch of fighters, and we're going to fight to the end," the Penn State offensive...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...