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  1. Q&A: Penn State's James Franklin, Part II

    Brian Bennett

    In Part II of our interview, new Penn State coach James Franklin talks about his role as an ambassador, the long-term future for the Nittany Lions, recruiting and more. And if you missed Part I with Franklin, you can read it here. Your predece...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  2. Q&A: Penn State's James Franklin, Part I

    Brian Bennett

    New Penn State coach James Franklin says he doesn't need a lot of sleep, which is a useful skill right about now. After being officially hired on Saturday, Franklin has experienced a whirlwind of activity. He said he had well over 400 text message...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  3. Fewer sanctions could keep O'Brien at PSU

    Brian Bennett

    Speaking on the Big Ten coaches' conference call Tuesday, Penn State coach Bill O'Brien didn't sound as happy as you might expect him to be. The NCAA had just announced that it would restore scholarships for the Nittany Lions beginning next season...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  4. Bill O'Brien of Penn State Nittany Lions hopes NCAA can reduce sa...

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said Friday that he hopes the NCAA can someday "meet us halfway" on the crippling sanctions levied against the program one year ago in response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2013
  5. Second year a charm for coaches?

    Brian Bennett

    In case you missed it, NittanyNation's Josh Moyer and BuckeyeNation's Austin Ward had interesting looks at the second-year outlooks and challenges facing Penn State coach Bill O'Brien and Ohio State's Urban Meyer, respectively. We have come to exp...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  6. Penn State releases recruiting video

    Brian Bennett

    Some people wonder how Penn State coach Bill O'Brien can land top recruits while the Nittany Lions are dealing with crippling NCAA sanctions. Well, now we have a really good idea of just what O'Brien's pitch to prospects is like. Penn State has po...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  7. O'Brien says he did not ask PSU for raise

    Brian Bennett

    As everyone knows by now, Penn State coach Bill O'Brien was courted by NFL teams in the past couple of weeks. He admits to have "had conversations" with a couple of those teams. But O'Brien hasn't gone anywhere, and he said on Monday that he did n...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  8. Bill O'Brien talks awards, PSU future

    Brian Bennett

    Bill O'Brien called from the road Thursday. The Penn State coach may have just won the two major coach of the year awards from the Big Ten and been hailed as the national coach of the year by's Rick Reilly, but there was no time to rest on t...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  9. O'Brien has contract extended four years

    Brian Bennett

    CHICAGO -- A few minutes ago, we spotted Penn State coach Bill O'Brien walking through the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, getting a feel for the lay of the land at Big Ten media days. O'Brien has been a very busy man who has had to be in crisis mo...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  10. Bill O'Brien chat wrap

    Brian Bennett

    We normally have weekly chats around here and then offer you a wrap-up. Well, SportsNation had a guy who actually knows a lot about football chatting today, and his team has been in the news just a bit lately. Penn State coach Bill O'Brien took so...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  11. O'Brien, Joyner issue remarks on sanctions

    Brian Bennett

    What must Penn State coach Bill O'Brien be thinking right now? He left a good job as offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots to take over Penn State during the winter. It was going to be hard enough to follow Joe Paterno. Now, he's got t...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  12. Bill O'Brien energized by PSU caravan tour

    Brian Bennett

    May is a time when many coaches take a little breather, decompressing after spring practice and maybe enjoy some time off. Not so for new Penn State coach Bill O'Brien. When caught up to O'Brien on Wednesday for a phone interview, he was ...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Spring Q&A: Penn State coach Bill O'Brien

    Brian Bennett

    Penn State opens spring practice without Joe Paterno for the first time in decades Monday. New coach Bill O'Brien, who's won some supporters by the way he has recruited and carried himself of late, will conduct his first official practices. I recentl...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  15. Should PSU rename stadium for Paterno?

    Brian Bennett

    A packed house at the Bryce Jordan Center will honor Penn State coach Joe Paterno with a memorial service on Thursday. Thousands attended a public viewing of Paterno in the past two days, and people lined the streets of State College for his funeral ...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  16. Joe Paterno not bitter in final days

    Brian Bennett

    Sportswriter Joe Posnanski moved to State College last year to write a book on Joe Paterno. He had no idea what kind of story he was getting himself into. Posnanski interviewed Paterno and the Penn State coach's family members several times in the...

    Blog | January 24, 2012