Bill O'Brien embraces new challenge
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Nearly seven months ago -- or maybe it was a lifetime -- when New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien thought about taking over for legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno, he embraced the vision he had of Nittany Lion football.
"All the old Penn State teams," O'Brien said. "I can remember wanting to coach guys like that: tough guys, disciplined guys. Guys that didn't say a lot. They just went out and played."
A coach who knows O'Brien ...
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