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  • Can Bill O'Brien dunk?

     
    Members of the Penn State football team visited Nittanyville (formerly Paternoville) outside Beaver Stadium on Wednesday night, bringing pizza and a football coach who tries to dunk a basketball. Can Bill O'Brien dunk? Watch the video here, courtesy of...
  • Can Bill O'Brien get some love for his defense?

     
    Bill O'Brien had heard enough questions, both good and bad, about his offense and wanted to talk about something else. USA Today “Can we get some defense questions or what?” the Penn State coach asked in his post-game news conference......
  • Bill O'Brien calls the NCAA's decision 'welcome news'

     
    Penn State coach Bill O'Brien called the NCAA's decision to reduce the sanctions against his football team "welcome news." Centre Daily Times O'Brien discussed the announcement Tuesday on the Big Ten coaches call. Here's the transcript. Q: When did you......
  • What would it cost USC to hire away Bill O'Brien?

     
    USC's firing of Lane Kiffin early Sunday morning (read about it here) produced a predictable wave of suggestions for the new hire. Bill O'Brien wasn't among them, aside from some columnists suggesting USC athletic director Pat Haden look Penn State's........
  • USC football: Lane Kiffin applauds easing of Penn State's punishment

    USC football: Lane Kiffin applauds easing of Penn State's punishment
    USC Coach Lane Kiffin said Tuesday that he thought it was "awesome" that Penn State's punishment will be gradually lightened by the NCAA and that he has "always" thought that USC deserved the same. But Kiffin, speaking on the weekly Pac-12 Conference...
  • USC's Pat Haden reacts to NCAA reduction of Penn State penalties

    USC's Pat Haden reacts to NCAA reduction of Penn State penalties
    USC Athletic Director Pat Haden reacted with the following statement to news the NCAA has reduced scholarship penalties on the Penn State football program stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.  "Like the rest of country, we have just...
  • Upset specials: Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma fall

    Upset specials: Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma fall
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill Belton ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth overtime to lift Penn State past No. 18 Michigan 43-40 in maybe the biggest win in Coach Bill O'Brien's two seasons with the Nittany Lions. Penn State's Christian Hackenberg...
  • Bill O'Brien's plan for redshirting freshmen

     
    USA Today Penn State has 39 true freshmen on its roster, 14 of whom are on scholarship. Of those freshmen, eight have played this season: six scholarship players, two run-ons. As he pieces together the 65-scholarship puzzle that goes into......
  • UCF coach George O'Leary isn't ready to walk away from football

    UCF coach George O'Leary isn't ready to walk away from football
    EATONTON, Ga.— The winding road leads visitors through a security gate, past a stable and horses grazing in an open field, into a neighborhood carved among the tall trees that line Lake Oconee. Here, about 90 minutes outside Atlanta, George O'...
  • Joe Flacco's record contract puts agent Joe Linta in spotlight

    Joe Flacco's record contract puts agent Joe Linta in spotlight
    Don't look for a $3,000 suit or slicked-back hair. Don't expect to hear empty flattery or bragging about an extensive list of superstar clients. None of that is Joe Linta. "If you met him and he told you he was a sports agent, you wouldn't believe him,"...
  • Three Things: Bud Selig's 'monitoring' system, Al Golden's future, Dwyane Wade's health

    Three Things: Bud Selig's 'monitoring' system, Al Golden's future, Dwyane Wade's health
    Three Things to consider on this sports Tuesday: Thing 1: Don't know about you, but I feel so much better about the Miami Marlins going forward now that Bud Selig has promised to "continue to monitor this situation." Oh, Shruggin' Bud will "monitor"...