Upon arrival in Chicago for Big Ten Media Days, Penn State head football coach Bill O’Brien addressed player and fan response to the notoriety of the Sandusky affair in the aftermath of NCAA sanctions levied against PSU.
No matter what you might think about the machinations between Erickson and the BOT, and regardless of how you feel about the sanctions themselves, it is time to get behind the plucky group of Nittany Lions who promised to give their all and said they weren’t going anywhere, as well as their coach, who hat the guts to take this job knowing that there would be trouble ahead. These are special men, who deserve special support.
It is clear at this point that there will be no deviation from the sanctions that were announced Monday by Mark Emmert, and we’re stuck with great hardship for the next decade. If anyone can get through this mess unscathed, it is the men and women of Penn State. Suck it up, folks, we’re in for a rough ride, but these guys are going to play their guts out for us.