Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 1/31/13
If there is one thing we have learned about Bill O'Brien over the course of the last calendar year, it may be that he is a relentless and fearless leader. Now, with days to go the Big Ten's coach of the year is working on putting together a surprisingly decent recruiting class in his first full recruiting cycle, despite being faced head one with stiff scholarship reductions and a postseason ban. As the Penn State community was just coming to grips with the tragic reality of the situation following the fallout of the Jerry Sandusky scandal that resulted in the forced removal of Joe Paterno, the university president, athletic director and another administrator, the future looked bleak for Penn State. The hiring of O'Brien was far from a satisfactory hiring by many vocal Penn Staters, including former players perhaps still blinded by the entire situation. Quickly, O'Brien acted and started winning over the fans, players and alumni by telling it like he saw it. His honesty and belief...
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