As Bill O’Brien and his team walked off the field in Happy Valley after an exciting overtime win against Wisconsin, it was tough not to think about how far this team had come.
After all that had happened with the Sandusky scandal and the firing of coach Joe Paterno, it seemed as though it couldn’t much worse at Penn State.
Then came the controversial NCAA sanctions hit, allowing all players at Penn State to transfer and be eligible to play immediately at any school.
This is where it really hurt for O’Brien, as his staff and many seniors scrambled to hold the team together.
Now, as the final whistle has blown on Penn State’s season, it has come time to look back at and grade the performances of those who left Happy Valley amidst the scandal and sanctions.