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PSU among the nation's most careless teams

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07:36 AM ET 11.13 | Bill O'Brien is a sharp guy, but it doesn't take a genius to point out one fundamental his team is missing. The Nittany Lions have lost 11 fumbles this season, which ranks 111th among the nation's 123 FBS teams. Seven of those fumbles have come in Big Ten games; the next-worst team has lost four. O'Brien said some of the turnovers are "a complete lack of focus." ... "We address it, we emphasize it, we find different ways to drill it," he said. "There's a fine line between overcoaching it, too. We tell them when you're a ballcarrier on our team, you're carrying the hopes and dreams of this football team, and that's what you try to relate to the guys. The guys don't mean to fumble, it's just something that happens, and we've got to try to correct it and we've got to stop doing

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November 13, 2013  08:04 AM ET

Don't forget Hackenberg's 8 INTs also. But he's a freshman, so I'll give him a break.

November 13, 2013  08:10 AM ET

How far will this program sink before they start to rebuild? I think we're looking at 5 years before Penn State returns to competitive levels.

November 13, 2013  08:41 AM ET

This headline is particularly true in the shower room!

November 13, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This headline is particularly true in the shower room!

Not a wise choice for a headline.

November 13, 2013  09:00 AM ET

"The guys don't mean to fumble,". I sure hope not coach. If they do, Vegas has moved to Happy Valley.

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November 13, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Comment# 3 simply wasn't wise.

Mea culpa.

November 13, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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Don't forget Hackenberg's 8 INTs also. But he's a freshman, so I'll give him a break.

Yup... tough scene for the kid to be tossed into. But I get a feeling he wil be just fine.

He sure looks like he's going to be a good one.

November 13, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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Now that's just wrong. None of the current PSU players have any connection to that disgusting cover up.

You know this for a fact??

November 13, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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Comment# 3 simply wasn't wise.

W_A_M_U, why not??? It's all fun on FN. Penn State made their bed, now they have to deal with it.

November 13, 2013  10:32 AM ET
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Now that's just wrong. None of the current PSU players have any connection to that disgusting cover up.

Yep time to let it go and move on.

November 13, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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How far will this program sink before they start to rebuild? I think we're looking at 5 years before Penn State returns to competitive levels.

My guess is it will take a few yrs to get over the BS that went on with Sandusky before they can start getting quality recruits, O'Brian needs to start by recruiting heavilly in state.

November 13, 2013  10:38 AM ET
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My guess is it will take a few yrs to get over the BS that went on with Sandusky before they can start getting quality recruits, O'Brian needs to start by recruiting heavilly in state.

LOL, I thought you said "it was time to move on"" :-)

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November 13, 2013  10:49 AM ET

Not much of a thread. PSU fans who might offer insight are AWOL, and the same-old-same-old PSU bashing is staler than WWI issue tinned biscuits.

November 13, 2013  10:51 AM ET

Wow! Look at all the tOSU trolls on this thread! Disgusting.

November 13, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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Not much of a thread. PSU fans who might offer insight are AWOL, and the same-old-same-old PSU bashing is staler than WWI issue tinned biscuits.

TM, I agree, but there are still some FN fans that bash USC (LK), Ohio State and Miami. It's the nature of FN. :-)

November 13, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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W_A_M_U, why not??? It's all fun on FN. Penn State made their bed, now they have to deal with it.

Timer good to know a Trojan has got my back. But in fairness, my flip comment could offend folks who have been victimized or traumatized by some Ped somewhere.

Sometimes we should think more b4 we post.

How ya doing anyhow? Still singing those West Coast (left coast) virtues? Is PAC 12 football "the man" this year?

 
November 13, 2013  11:20 AM ET

they also frequently use to instead of too, there instead of their, your instead of you're....careless, just careless....

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