Sunday, March 3, 2013
O'Brien wants Penn State game in Ireland
By Vince Verhei
If you're the Penn State Nittany Lions, and you're facing NCAA sanctions banning you from bowl games, what can you do to reward your players? PSU coach Bill O'Brien has one solution: He wants his team to play a game in Ireland in the next three years.
“I always get in trouble with my bosses on this, I think it's fun to talk about,” O'Brien tells Audrey Nelson of PennLive.com. “What's difficult about that is the Big Ten is deciding whether to go to a nine or 10-game schedule in the future so we kind of have to wait to see what they do. We kind of have to wait there.
“Then you have to find an opponent that's willing to make that trip. That's where it's at right now but we're definitely exploring it and trying to be aggressive about it.”