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Former Coach: Bill O’Brien Is The ‘Right Man For Penn State’

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Bill O'Brien (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Bill O’Brien (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – The NCAA has hit the Penn State football program with tough, unprecedented penalties on the heels of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

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Penn State will pay out $60 million in fines, and the team has been banned from post-season play for four years. In addition, the NCAA has vacated all of the program’s wins from 1998-2011.

Former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien is the new head coach at Penn State and has the tall task of getting the program back on track.

Endicott head coach J.B. Wells coached O’Brien at Brown University, and said “if anyone can get Penn State through this, it’s Bill.”

Wells talked with WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Drew Moholland:

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