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|New Lions coach Bill O'Brien said he has "a lot of confidence" in his ability to lead Penn State through "what some people would say is a tough time right now."|
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"We are now with you. You should be proud of Penn State's numerous accomplishments. You should be proud of Penn State's football program. You should love this school. You are why we love to be here. We want you to know that you will always be welcome and are part of our program because we are Penn State."