What if ... PSU's sanctions were lightened? 

December, 7, 2012
As part of a RecruitingNation-wide series, NittanyNation takes a look at a 'What If' in the world of Penn State recruiting.

Bill O'Brien didn't flinch when he admitted recruiting through the sanctions would be difficult. How could it not be?

For every positive O'Brien might offer, opposing coaches are going to tell recruits to take a hard look at those sanctions and re-think a commitment. Ninenty-five thousand fans? Sure, but every game's like an exhibition. They boast a winning record? Great, but what does that mean without a conference title?