Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 1/9/12
After two months of silence and speculation and a tumultuous latter half of last week, new head coach Bill O’Brien made a big splash over the weekend. Much of the discord among the Nittany Lion family has dissipated, and O’Brien seems to have won over many of the most important factions of Penn State. Considering the long wait, the flurry of assistants hired (most crucially defensive pillars Larry Johnson Sr. and Ron Vanderlinden) seems like a downpour of positive news for the fan base. Which leads us to ask: what should we expect next? There are many transitions to anticipate, and the first in importance is the conclusion to this recruiting class. While O’Brien will be in the national spotlight for his playoff run with the New England Patriots, his new staff will be connecting with current verbal commitments and then reaching out to uncommitted players as well. Four weeks is a lot of time when it comes to recruiting, and there is a downside to not having the head coach meeting wi...
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