Penn State coach Bill O’Brien after the Nittany Lions lost 44-24 to Indiana

Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien:
Is the “Us against the world mentality” gone from last year?
O’BRIEN:
“I don’t think it’s gone. I think when you look at this football team, we have 61 kids on scholarship and 40 walk-ons, can’t go to a bowl, can’t play for championships. Not an excuse, but we have a lot of resilient kids here. They show up to practice every day, they practice hard. I think that reserve is still there.
“We lost to a team that played very well today. We didn’t coach well. Our kids, because of that, didn’t play very well. I think there’s a lot of resilient kids on this team. There’s still a hard-working attitude here at Penn State. I don’t think in any stretch of anybody’s imagination that this is a normal Penn State team.
“Sixty-one kids on scholarship and 40 walk-ons. But you know what? These kids are practicing hard. We have to coach them better. We have to put them in better positions. We have good players. And that’s what we’re going to try to do starting tomorrow.”

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Randy Beard has been at the Courier & Press since 2007 and became the sports editor in 2012. He has previously been a sports editor at the Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail and the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. He began his professional sports journalist career in 1976 and has spent his career primarily covering college sports in the ACC, SEC and Big Ten. He's also covered the NFL, the original North American Soccer League and professional tennis and golf. He's covered two Super Bowls, three college football national championship games, dozens of NCAA basketball tournament games, an Olympics, a World Cup and once hung out with soccer legend George Best for two days and sat in a golf cart with Jan Stephenson.

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