Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 9/17/13
Penn State Head Coach Bill O’Brien is coming off a really rough week. Losing at home to Central Florida is an experience that is new to Nittany Nation. Home pre-conference losses don’t happen often in Happy Valley. And they certainly don’t happen to mid-majors. However, this could be a sign of things to come for Bill O’Brien and Penn State football; this is life under sanctions. So when BOB took to the Big Ten coaches conference call today, it wasn’t under the greatest of circumstances. Still O’Brien had a pretty good joke. “I don’t tweet, I don’t Spacebook. I don’t blog or whatever. I just read the articles,” Bill O’Brien said. Was pretty funny that O’Brien broke the tension with the “Spacebook” joke. BOB also says he’ll read five or six articles in a day. So I’m guessing he’s seen this very popular Bill O’Brien meme: It’s refreshing to hear a big name coach at a big name school say that. Because 99% of the time you hear the “we don’t pay attention to that” b.s. Or “we tune out the noise” cliche with football. Yeah, right. We don’t believe that for a second. Bill O’Brien by contrast, told it like it is. This soundbite was pretty good too: “We probably hit at Penn State more than a lot of teams do.” Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan and 1620 The Zone, he also writes for Chicago Now. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and Facebook The post Penn State’s Bill O’Brien: “I don’t Spacebook” appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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