Inside the Penn State Overhaul

Text: Andy Staples,
Photo: Fred Vuich/SI
SI spent a 16-hour workday with Penn State coach Bill O'Brien and his staff last week as the Nittany Lions prepare for a very unusual season. The Jerry Sandusky scandal/cover-up wiped out most of the previous staff and left Penn State dealing with some of the harshest sanctions in NCAA history. On top of that, O'Brien must drag the program out of a time warp and into the current century. To read more about Penn State's reboot, pick up a copy of this week's Sports Illustrated magazine.

In this first photo, O'Brien enjoys a lighter moment as dawn breaks on Aug. 16. O'Brien typically begins his workday before the sun rises.

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