The Penn State Nittany Lions football program currently resides in the Big Ten conference and has won two National Championships. Known for tradition, Beaver Stadium, and Joe Paterno, the program is a point of pride in the community after the team persevered following harsh NCAA sanctions that eliminated wins and placed scholarship reductions on the program. The program looks to begin a new era when new head coach James Franklin leads the Nittany Lions into the 2014 season.
After spending 32 seasons on the Penn State coaching staff and one season as the assistant head coach at West Virginia under Dana Holgorsen, Tom Bradley will move to the West Coast to become the next defensive coordinator at UCLA.
With the NFL Combine in full swing this week in Indianapolis, Texans head coach Bill O’Brien took the podium to offer his first public comments on the removal of the NCAA sanctions against Penn State — the sanctions O’Brien had to fight tooth and nail as the leader of the Nittany Lions.
As further indication of how strong James Franklin’s 2015 recruiting class is, seven of its members were selected for the prestigious Big 33 All-Star Game that pits the finest recruits of Pennsylvania and Maryland against one another.