Penn State basketball has always needed football. What’s different: Football needs basketball, field hockey and just about everything else more than ever. Whether everyone chooses to believe that simplistic explanation is irrelevant. It’s out there and therefore, especially in today’s 140-character day and age, it is gospel truth. Along with healing and winning games, part of O’Brien’s charge is to bring football back into the fold, to eliminate the notion that one sport not only wagged the dog, it decided how to run the kennel.