What's the biggest difference between coaching in college and in the NFL?
BO: There are huge differences. You go from coaching a 53-man roster to coaching a hundred-and-something guys. You go from coaching 33- and 34-year-old men with families to coaching 18- to 22-year-old young men.
How will you balance your pass-first attack and Penn State's run-first reputation?
BO: We'll try to achieve balance, but we're going to do what we have to do to win. If it's pass-first, run-first or trick-play-first, whatever we've got to do to win is what we're going to try to do.
Are you open to the idea of splitting time between quarterbacks?
BO: No. We'll be a one-quarterback team.
What are your thoughts on college football's movement toward a playoff?
BO: I'm all for it. I'm a big believer that the championship be decided on the field and not by a computer. I just think that we should try to keep the final four within the bowl system so the Rose Bowl still plays a big part.
SI: IS IT YOUR JOB TO REBUILD THE PROGRAM OR START SOMETHING NEW?
BO: IT'S MY JOB TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND MY VISION. I'M JUST TRYING TO TAKE THIS PROGRAM TO THE NEXT STAGE AND MAKE SURE WE DO IT RIGHT.