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Bill O'Brien Statement: Penn State Football Coach Addresses NCAA Sanctions

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Penn State's new football coach Bill O'Brien addresses the media after he was introduced during an NCAA college football news conference, in this Jan. 7, 2012 file photo taken in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Andy Colwell)
Penn State's new football coach Bill O'Brien addresses the media after he was introduced during an NCAA college football news conference, in this Jan. 7, 2012 file photo taken in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Andy Colwell)

Today we receive a very harsh penalty from the NCAA and as head coach of the Nittany Lions football program, I will do everything in my power to not only comply, but help guide the University forward to become a national leader in ethics, compliance and operational excellence. I knew when I accepted the position that there would be tough times ahead. But I am committed for the long term to Penn State and our student athletes.

I was then and I remain convinced that our student athletes are the best in the country. I could not be more proud to lead this team and these courageous and humble young men into the upcoming 2012 season. Together we are committed to building a better athletic program and university.

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