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Day: January 12, 2012

Semi-Serious Analysis of O’Brien’s Coaching Staff

Five days ago, Penn State hired Bill O'Brien as its 15th football coach in program history. That means after two long months, the hard part is over right, well no, not exactly. The importance of that hire cannot be underestimated; however, sometimes even more important, is the people that a coach surrounds himself with.

Jumping into UP from a Commonwealth Campus

Did you know that 60% of all Penn State graduates started their education at a Commonwealth Campus? As part of that percentage, I took advantage of the many services and activities offered at my former campus, Penn State Altoona. It had all the same amenities as a large campus, in a more intimate setting. Upon transitioning to the University Park campus this past fall, I was ready to apply the life lessons that I had learned at Altoona, and jump right in. I quickly came to realize, however, that Penn State University Park is a campus divided.

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