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The new head coach of Penn State University, Bill O’Brien has his work cut out for him as he tries to replace legendary figure Joe Paterno.
Despite allegations surrounding the later part of his career, the man was a college football God.
The first head coaching change in nearly a decade and removal of Joe Paterno’s statue is complete. Now the University must find a way to put things behind. In order to move past the horrendous actions of Jerry Sandusky and the black cloud it has created for Penn State, they need more.
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Jerry Sandusky has some thoughts on the sanctions Penn State received from the NCAA. His thoughts were voiced through his attorney.
While Penn State is falling into the abyss because of the sanctions placed on them by the NCAA, the USC Trojans are about to embark on their first season free of a bowl ban in the Lane Kiffin era. USC was in the news this week by landing Silas Redd via transfer from Happy Valley. [...]
Junior linebacker Khairi Fortt (ky-REE Fort) has decided to become the latest Penn State player to transfer to a Pac-12 school.
Fortt signed a scholarship agreement with California on Wednesday. He has 50 tackles in the last two seasons and ended Penn State's spring practice as the co-starter at middle linebacker on the depth chart.
In light of the sanctions from the Jerry...
Silas Redd (@MomentOfSilas25) has reportedly deleted his twitter account. This can’t be a good sign for Penn State, as it now looks like he is USC bound. After all, the RB would probably want to avoid looking at his mentions at all cost after announcing a transfer.
Thanks to “The Herd” for the tip this morning.
Penn State top reserve linebacker Khairi Fortt is heading to California, the latest Nittany Lion to transfer in the wake of tough NCAA sanctions against the program.
The junior says in a statement Wednesday issued through his father, Guy Fortt, that he loved Cal when he visited when being recruited in high school from Connecticut. He said he would miss Penn State.
Fortt is the...
Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien has been relatively mum on the idea that some of his players could be looking for greener pastures. But now that seven players have decided to transfer and Lane Kiffin and that Mercedes jet has lured Silas Redd away, O’Brien can no longer hold his peace.
In an interview with the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia, O’Brien gave his thoughts on opposing...
Four Penn State players are gone. Redshirt safety Tim Buckley transferred to NC State. He was the first. Then came star tailback Silas Redd who rushed for over 1200 yards last year. He’s now a USC Trojan.
Junior TE Kevin Haplea is expected to transfer to Florida State. Only had 3 catches, and 1 TD but was an integral part of their blocking scheme.
QB Rob Bolden is transferring...
The predictions were dire but were they correct and, more importantly, how will it affect the Penn State football team on the field?
Many around the country figured that the Penn State football would, not only be decimated by NCAA sanctions but, see the current roster gutted by the liberal recruiting and transfer rules the NCAA also imposed.
To date, we've seen a few players...
Justin Brown is the second Penn State offensive starter to leave the team in the aftermath of NCAA sanctions.
The senior wideout's name was dropped from the roster Sunday. He would have been a key target in the revamped passing game under new coach and former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien.
Nine players have now left the team the past week following the sanctions...
“Does the punishment fit the crime?” Ricordati asked.
“I think it does,” Obama said. “I have been a big admirer of Penn State football, obviously Joe Paterno was a great football coach. But there are some things that are just more important than sports, and making sure our kids are safe is more important than sports.
“And I think it was appropriate to send that message...
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The NCAA had considered giving the Nittany Lions a four-year death penalty, but once the school found out they held emergency meetings with the committee to come to a different conclusion.
In the end, the punishments were still...
What’s blue and white, and no longer Redd all over? Ouch.
*Pulls knife out of heart.
Silas Redd transferred to USC yesterday, a heart-breaker for Penn State. However, it was a tough decision for Silas and I don’t fault him for leaving. Look, how often does a star player get the chance to just switch to another major college football powerhouse in the middle of his career with...
Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel was one of the Lions representatives during Big Ten Media Days. Here he talks with FOXSports NEXT reporter Beth Long about the event and the past few trying weeks.
The LSU Tigers will report to practice tomorrow on their quest to win another SEC Championship and they’ll be doing so with former Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden. Bolden, who asked for a release from Joe Paterno last year and was told no, was granted a release by Bill O’Brien this season.
I know that there are LSU fans out there that see this as a possible problem, a controversy...