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Bill O'Brien

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  • Penn State backs make a change to reduce fumbles, 'protect the program'

    Charles Huff has been known to chase running backs across the practice field, wearing spikes, attempting to dislodge footballs from their grasp. It can be unnerving, Penn State's Bill Belton said. But Huff, who coaches Penn State's running backs, is...
  • Penn State football camp begins with an eye on morale

    Penn State football camp begins with an eye on morale
    STATE COLLEGE — James Franklin arrived at Beaver Stadium on Monday in a golf cart, which he screeched to a halt to avoid hitting an off-guard reporter. The Penn State football coach apologized for the near collision, but not the enthusiasm. "We...
  • Franklin looking forward to family's arrival in State College

    Franklin looking forward to family's arrival in State College
    James Franklin's family grew tired of waiting for the house to be ready, so they're coming to State College on Friday. After six months sleeping in hotel rooms and, most recently, his office, the Penn State football coach welcomes the pending stability....
  • Franklin's 'Dawn Patrol' reminds Lions to go to class

    Mike Hull merely has heard the "Dawn Patrol" stories, one of which involves teammates carrying 50-pound weights above their heads for two hours. Since he's been named academic all-Big Ten three times, Hull doesn't expect to see the grueling morning...
  • 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 athletic director set to resign

    Penn State athletic director set to resign
    The man who took the reins of the Penn State athletic department following the Jerry Sandusky scandal is resigning. Dave Joyner told the Associated Press he enjoyed the honor and privilege of working for his alma mater for nearly three years as athletic...
  • Return of scholarship vital for Lions, Matt Millen says

    Return of scholarship vital for Lions, Matt Millen says
    Former Penn State all-American Matt Millen received a text message from James Franklin last Sunday night saying the coach hoped for good news from the NCAA. That came in the form of the sanctions relief announced Monday. Millen, an ESPN college football...
  • Penn State labors to win over Akron

    STATE COLLEGE — As the irritation grew on Penn State's sideline in the second half, running back Bill Belton reminded his teammates about their 2012 season-opener. The Lions blew a 14-3 halftime lead to Ohio that day, giving up 21 unanswered...