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  1. Aranda, Butler are coordinators on the rise

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State defensive coordinator John Butler is so competitive and intense that a childhood friend wonders half-jokingly if a demon lives inside him. Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, meanwhile, is California cool, an admittedly cerebra...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  2. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Brian Bennett

    Here are your lunchtime -- wait for it -- links. Playoffs are on the minds of Big Ten leaders as they gather in Chicago today. Penn State coach Bill O'Brien says he'd like to play Pitt on an annual basis, but the schedule may not allow it to ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  3. Bill O' Who? Hire a sign o' the times at PSU

    Brian Bennett

    For at least the past decade, and some would say nearly a quarter century, one subject inevitably came up whenever a group of Penn State fans gathered: Who would eventually succeed Joe Paterno? Over the years, all kinds of names have been tossed o...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  4. NFL-to-college route sometimes bumpy

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State has replaced the quintessential college coach, a man with more Division I wins than any coach in history, with a guy coming straight from the NFL. It's an interesting choice, to be sure, and one that has some mixed historical precedent. ...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  5. Penn State Nittany Lions want to hire New England Patriots' Bill ...

    Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen

    Penn State has identified New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien as the coach it wants to succeed Joe Paterno, sources told ESPN. The two sides are expected to meet this week to try to work out a deal.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2012
  6. Is Munchak back in play for Penn State?

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Mike Munchak-Penn State buzz isn't dying down. Colleague Joe Schad reports Saturday that Munchak, the Tennessee Titans coach, is torn about whether to return to Penn State and help his alma mater through the toughest period in program history....

    Blog | December 31, 2011