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Former Penn State and current Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien isn't surprised at the recent success of the Nittany Lions football team.

Former Penn State coach Bill O’Brien returns to campus; how Marcus Allen compares to NFL safeties

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Return to me

Bill O’Brien’s two-year run as Penn State coach will be remember more for what didn’t happen than did. O’Brien kept the program afloat post-Joe Paterno firing and NCAA sanctions, but left a lot of fans wondering what-if?

O’Brien returned to Penn State’s campus and as Land of 10’s Audrey Snyder writes, he isn’t surprised that the Nittany Lions are once again a national player.

Stacking up

Marcus Allen will be drafted later this month, one of four former Penn State defensive backs who could hear their name called during the NFL draft.

Allen stacks up pretty well compared to other safeties when you get right down to it. The Centre Daily Times’ Josh Moyer compares Allen to some recent NFL safeties.

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Opening the door

Penn State kept a close eye on The Opening in New Jersey last weekend.

Land of 10’s Tyler Donohue writes that Nittany Lions target David Ojabo is drawing comparisons to current Penn State freshman Jayson Oweh, his former high school teammate.

Recruiting trail

Another active weekend for Penn State recruiting prospects. And if the early part of April is any indication, then the annual Blue-White game on April 21 is likely going to be the most important non-regular season date on the calendar.

Land Of 10’s Tyler Donohue writes that the Nittany Lions secured another official visit and made a very interesting offer to the son of a former Pittsburgh Steelers player.

Saquon Barkley to Bears?

What happens if Saquon Barkley falls out of the top five of the NFL draft? One possible destination is the Chicago Bears, who sit at No. 8.

The Chicago Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley writes the Bears would pounce on the opportunity to get the former Penn State star and rebuild their backfield.

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