Bill O'Brien recalls difficult summer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien was pounded with dozens of questions from doubting recruits last July after the NCAA released unprecedented sanctions against Penn State's football program.
Eight big-name prospects filled up their gas tanks and drove to a not-so-Happy Valley. Christian Hackenberg, Adam Breneman and others sat at desks at an auditorium in the Lasch Football Building to see what Penn State's first-year head coach had to say -- to see if they would remain committed.
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