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STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 7: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions stands on the field during warm-ups before a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 7, 2009 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
Once the model of stability, Penn State football has been thrust into a rebuilding project unlike any other. So many changes in such a short time. Scandal led to the ouster of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno after 46 seasons and his replacement by Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien. That, in itself, would have been enough to get people talking in Happy Valley. Now, O'Brien must embark on what might be the toughest assignment ever for a rookie coach: overcoming the landmark NCAA sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case as it continues to play out in the university community. Here's a look at some of Penn State's changes, big and small, as the Nittany Lions get ready to host Ohio on Saturday in a historic season opener: --- THEN: Joe Paterno. NOW: Bill O'Brien. Paterno was famously known as ''JoePa'' around these parts. No such nickname - yet - for O'Brien, though he's quickly won over the massive, passionate fan base with his no-nonsense attitude and of...
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