Penn State Coach Bill O’Brien Attempting To Keep Football Team Competitive
The Penn State Nittany Lions football team could be headed for big trouble and Penn State coach Bill O’Brien is attempting to keep the program from imploding.
The NCAA this week handed down massive fines to Penn State which includes vacating all of the schools wins since 1998, paying $60 million in fines and a ban from post-season play for four-years. Along with those implications the NCAA has ruled that football players can transfer out of the program without obeying standard NCAA transfer restrictions.
During an interview with ”The Dan Patrick Radio Show” on Tuesday O’Brien emphasized that players on the Penn State football team are not only provided with a top-notch football program but also an excellent education that will benefit them beyond their football playing years.
O’Brien also claims that players on the team have provided him with plenty of “positive feedback” about their decision for the future.
According to Bill O’Brien:
“Right now my main goal is to keep this 2012 football team together and that’s what I am working hard to do every single day.”
In the meantime the vultures are already circling, in this case USC which has notified Penn State of its interest in running back Silas Redd. The schools star RB has already met with O’Brien to discuss his future but details of that meeting have not been made public.
Coach O’Brien is stressing to team players that they can still play in games, claim wins and even appear on television, allowing them to gain the recognition they need for a chance at NFL careers.