I figure that there has been some exciting news for PSU Football in the wake of the past 4 months, so I thought I would start another thread for this new era. I have to say, although I was amoung the chorus that hated the hire, 'Brien has done an amazing job so far in a very tough situation and I am actually excited for this new ear for the Lions. 1. Having a great press conference acknowledging Joe's impact and extending an olive branch to the old alumni. 2. Keeping LJ and Vanderlinden, PSU's two best recruiters. 3. Getting a diverse coaching staff that will recruit into areas outside of PA we have not been players in for a while if at all. 4. Salvaging the 2012 recruting class even perhaps getting a few diamonds in the rough 5. Repairing the PA High School Coaches bridges that were somewhat charred by the last few years. 6. Getting a new S&C coach and booting the awful HIT philosphy that no one else in the country ran. 7. Making the staff much more accessible to the media and opening up the program that was hidden behind a CIA level of secrecy for some reason. 8. Having the entire coaching staff recruit both in state and out of state...not relying on 40% of the staff doing 100% of the recruiting. 9. Getting (4) 4/5 star recruits at critical positions including the #1 TE in the nation for the next recruiting class. I cannot stress how critical it was for us to land Breneman and think it will help propel us to a Top 10 class. So much for the doomsday lovers who thought this program would tank for the next 5 years... We may also be in the hunt for Dan O'Brien the QB transfer from MD who wants to be a pro-style offense and had some good seasons before Edsell fucked things up down there. He might be the gap between now and when Hackenburg can take over seeing as how between McGloin/Bolden/JOnes we really do not have any good options on the roster now. This is the most excited I have been for this program in a while.