(NEW YORK) — Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien responded Tuesday to the sanctions levied against his team as a result of the sex scandal that rocked the university.
Speaking on a conference call, O’Brien said he plans to stress education and the opportunity to play in front of 108,00 fans every Saturday, as he works to persuade players not to transfer.
He said he feels good about his team and called his players “a bunch of standup, tough and smart Penn State kids.”
O’Brien said that he was proud of his players for the way they dealt with the entire situation and that it’s time to start rebuilding the football program.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN