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Nittany Lions Den:
The new spring tradition of sorts, the Penn State coaches caravan, got started yesterday with bus stops in Reading and Philadelphia for Bill O'Brien and Pat Chambers. As far as football was concerned, scholarship management was top topic of the day with O'Brien explaining that his team will be at 67 scholarships on campus but likely to be at 64 scholarship players on the field. That puts Penn State ahead of NCAA sanction schedule to get to 65 scholarships for 2014, and could mean the Nittany Lions are operating at a scholarship level below a typical FCS program this fall.
Also, O'Brien continued to hint that Penn State is getting closer to a potential overseas trip to Ireland. He also hinted that Tyler Ferguson probably has a leg up on the quarterback picture for the fall but Christian Hackenberg will get a fair shot at competing for the starting job under center.
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