Bill O'Brien ready for challenge

Adam Breneman (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff) grew up wondering what it would be like to play football at Penn State. One of the nation's top junior prospects, Breneman, from Camp Hill (Pa.) Cedar Cliff, like most of the high school football prospects from Pennsylvania, anxiously awaited to hear who would take over the Nittany Lions.

When Breneman learned it was Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, there may not have been a happier person in the state.

"I am very excited about the hire of Coach O'Brien, knowing what he's done in New England," said Breneman, a 2013 Under Armour All-American tight end who has offers from Penn State, Florida State, Notre Dame and many other top programs. "I got a chance to watch them play a few times. Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez are two of my favorite tight ends. To see the things they do I don't think there's a better hire for me."

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