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Can coach prevent mass departures?

Updated: July 26, 2012, 12:02 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Penn State coach Bill O'Brien is stressing education and the opportunity to play in front of 108,000 fans every fall Saturday as he tries to convince his players not to transfer.

O'Brien talked about his strategy to retain Penn State's players during an interview Tuesday with ESPN.com's Ivan Maisel, claiming the NCAA's sanctions against the football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal should not detract from the players' overall experience at the school.

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