Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/7/12

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 1: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions leaves the field following the 2010 Capital One Bowl against the LSU Tigers at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium on January 1, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Penn State won 19-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
State College, PA (Sports Network) - Penn State introduced its new head football coach on Saturday and Bill O'Brien said he is confident that he is the right man to lead the program in the aftermath of a scandal that ended Joe Paterno's 46-year reign. Paterno, of course, was dismissed two months ago in the wake of the child sex abuse charges levied against Jerry Sandusky, unable to keep his job amid accusations he didn't do enough to prevent further abuse by the retired defensive coordinator. O'Brien not only has the daunting task of replacing a legend, but he must also help heal a community stung by the revelations from this past autumn and will have to do it with many thinking he was the wrong choice. Some former players and observers questioned the hiring of O'Brien, who has no ties to the university and no previous head coaching experience. He addressed those who have concerns right away on Saturday. "It's my job to bring both sides together," O'Brien said. "I understand th...
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