Bill O’Brien has already shocked the nation thus far in the season, guiding his Penn State Nittany Lions to a 2-0 Big Ten record.
Of course, there were some bumps along the road early in the season, including a heartbreaking loss to Virginia.
Nonetheless, O’Brien has shown that he is taking the Penn State football program in the right direction.
But as the Nittany Lions’ head coach, O’Brien can only do so much. The success of Penn State rides most heavily on the players.
Not only has O’Brien been able to pull talent out of a team that has lost so much, he also has raised the bar in the character department.
Players such as linebacker Michael Mauti and quarterback Matt McGloin have stepped up and pulled this team together in their darkest hour.
These players, along with eight others, will turn Penn State back into a football powerhouse sooner than you may think.