Jerry Sandusky

Season of Change Starts Saturday at Penn State

First football game since Sandusky scandal


Once the model of stability, Penn State football has been thrust into a rebuilding project unlike any other.

So many changes in such a short time.

Scandal led to the ouster of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno after 46 seasons and his replacement by Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien. That, in itself, would have been enough to get people talking in Happy Valley.

Now, O'Brien must embark on what might be the toughest assignment ever for a rookie coach: overcoming the landmark NCAA sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case as it continues to play out in the university community.