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Bill O'Brien

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  • 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...
  • Jay Paterno sues Penn State for 'rush to judgment'

    Jay Paterno sues Penn State for 'rush to judgment'
    Two former Penn State assistant football coaches, including a son of the late Joe Paterno, are suing the university, alleging that it fired them prematurely after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal surfaced. Jay Paterno and Bill Kenney filed a...
  • Joe Paterno's Son Suing Penn State Over His 'Wrecked Career'

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — 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...
  • 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....
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • UCF rally falls short, Knights suffer 26-24 loss to Penn State in Ireland

    UCF rally falls short, Knights suffer 26-24 loss to Penn State in Ireland
    The UCF football team's luck finally ran out.  The Knights, known for great late-game rallies during their historic run to the Fiesta Bowl last season, could not pull off the same heroics against Penn State in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday morning. UCF...