A year ago at this time, it looked like Penn State was headed towards an extended period of mediocrity. But O'Brien has done an outstanding job of steering Penn State through the troubled waters so far. Underestimate the Nittany Lions at your own peril.
2013 Opponent Previews
Is Jerry Kill ready to turn Minnesota football around? That's the question Gopher fans are asking. With a slightly tougher schedule in 2013 (swapping Illinois and Purdue for Indiana and Penn St.), just getting back to bowl eligibility might be enough
Led by quarterback Brett Smith, the offense is potent through the air, but the defense was porous last season. Can the defense improve enough to get the Cowboys back to a bowl? Or will it be up to the offense to outscore their opponents?