Bill O’Brien must select a new quarterback. He also must prepare his second Penn State team to face four opponents with new head coaches. Away from the field, O’Brien could be plotting bigger adjustments. Former Indiana, LSU and Vanderbilt coach Gerry DiNardo said O’Brien can use Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly as a template for how to handle his second season. O’Brien and Kelly, coincidentally, both attended St. John’s (Mass.) Prep High School. Kelly won eight games in his second year. His third Notre Dame team reached this season’s BCS title game.
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