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Too bad O'Brien didn't stick with Penn State like he asked others

Bill O'Brien did a heck of a job under the circumstances at Penn State.

He had to convince a lot of players to commit to the football program through some tough times.

Now, he's bolting for the NFL.

O'Brien is free to do what he wants in his profession.

But I can't help but think O'Brien didn't follow his own advice.

I think abandoning the program is too strong, but he didn't hold himself to the same standard that he pressured college students into staying.


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