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Coaches Poaching Penn State Players (page 32899)

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Let’s call Big Ten Media Day what it really was: a session to determine which coaches will come after Penn State’s players and which ones won’t. Never mind legends and leaders, they should all be split into coaches and poachers. And just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right. Penn State coach Bill O’Brien told me Thursday, if the tables were turned, he would not do it to someone else. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says he won’t do it. And neither will Pat Fitzgerald at Northwestern or Michigan St.’s Mark D’Antonio. Illinois coach, Tim Beckman, on the other hand doesn’t have any issue with it and sent 8 of his assistant coaches to Happy Valley for what he called an all out front. Of course the Illni are doing it. Why does anyone do anything. Either because they can. Or they have to. And Illinois has to. They’re the Illini. And they had more coaches there than they did wins last season. Just know that Ohio St. coach Urb Meyer doesn’t like it: “I have a problem with that… Yeah I have a problem with that.” Right, but you had no problem, quitting on Florida, saying there was plenty in the college game you didn’t like, only to take your dream job a year later in Columbus. So I have a problem with you having a problem with that. As you were, Urb.

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