Bill O'Brien's first season as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions is approaching. O'Brien will do his best to step into Joe Paterno's enormous shoes on the Nittany Lion sidelines.
The Nittany Lions hope to improve upon their nine victories from last season and take a significant step forward under O'Brien's tutelage.
Normal coaching pressure will keep O'Brien awake for hours on end, night after night. He understands the expectations in Happy Valley and realizes the task in front of him.
Several other things will sow the seeds of insomnia this year, as well.