But why is O’Brien so confident?
The NCAA sanctions placed on Penn State still allow players to transfer to another FBS school without sitting out the year.
This offer was obviously very enticing to some players last year, including Silas Redd and Justin Brown most notably.
So what makes this year different, and more specifically what are the best reasons why players should stay?
Here’s a list that starts with the present then leads to how staying in Happy Valley can affect a player’s future.