After a scandalous and angst-ridden offseason, Penn State returned to the football field. ESPN.com was granted week-long access as Bill O'Brien and his team prepared for and played against Ohio.
The landscape has changed dramatically in the seven months since Bill O'Brien accepted the Penn State job. But his commitment hasn't wavered.
Bill O'Brien is balancing two difficult jobs: beginning to make inroads at Penn State while preparing the Patriots for the Super Bowl.