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  1. O'Brien, Della Valle defend coordinator

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien remained calm and poised for much of Tuesday afternoon, but Penn State's head coach showed some fire when asked about the recent criticism of defensive coordinator John Butler. The first-year coordinator took som...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  2. Hackenberg continuing to evolve at PSU

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien isn't one to shower praise upon his players. The Penn State head coach is more likely to punt on fourth-and-inches than to lob compliments at a standout performer. He tends to diffuse praise throughout the team, ...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  3. O'Brien addresses sanctions, Ireland

    Josh Moyer

    Bill O'Brien hemmed and hawed Friday morning when asked whether Penn State would ask the NCAA to consider reducing the sanctions. The head coach, fresh off a vacation, initially said he'd have to defer to his bosses on that. When pressed about his...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  4. LB Zayd Issah charged with felony

    Josh Moyer

    Three-star linebacker Zayd Issah, who was expected to join Penn State in January, is in trouble with the law again. And, if the newest allegations are true, head coach Bill O'Brien said he won't be joining the team. According to police and the cri...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  5. Run-ons overview: Defense/special teams

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien has constantly emphasized the importance of his run-on program, and his hope is this will allow him to add needed depth during a time of sanctions and scholarship reductions. Penn State's head coach said last wee...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  6. O'Brien needs to be all in with demands met

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State played its final game six weeks ago, but its biggest win came Thursday -- with the news that Bill O'Brien would return as head coach of the Nittany Lions. Sanctions couldn't defeat this program. But an O'Brien depa...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  7. Big day for PSU on the awards circuit

    Josh Moyer

    Two of Penn State's offensive seniors and head coach Bill O'Brien received national honors Monday. O'Brien became one of nine finalists for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, and center Matt Stankiewitch was named one of six finalists for...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  8. PSU players, commits react to expansion

    Josh Moyer

    NittanyNation recently spoke with several Penn State players and commits about their thoughts on the Big Ten expansion to 14 teams. Here's what they had to say: Bill O'Brien, head coach "I think it's fantastic. I think that it's funny it's not th...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  9. Tuesday's with O'Brien: Recruiting

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Between sanctions and controversy, some people might be concerned with the state of PSU recruiting. Bill O'Brien is not one of those people. The first-year head coach passionately ranted for more than two minutes Tuesday a...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  10. Bill O'Brien hopes to move on

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien crossed his arms while his ball cap nearly hid his eyes. The first-year head coach wasn't happy. O'Brien hoped to silence the questions surrounding his team with a Penn State victory: Can Penn State's football te...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  11. Tuesdays with O'Brien

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien crossed his arms and smiled during Tuesday's news conference. Yes, he admitted, he had some butterflies. "I'd be crazy to tell you otherwise," he said."This is my first football game as a head coach." It's a w...

    Blog | August 28, 2012