TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

O'Brien inspires

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 8:57 p.m.
 

I was inspired by Scott Brown's sports story “Penn State coach O'Brien hopes players will stay with Nittany Lions” (July 25 and TribLIVE.com).

My son is an upcoming high school senior. Penn State was at the top of his list for college. Then the PSU scandal hit the news, followed by the devastating NCAA-imposed hardships/sanctions.

Many people have questioned him about why he would still want to go there. I borrowed Coach O'Brien's comments to his players when I encouraged him to hang in there with Penn State: “Life is filled with adversity and the way you travel through life is how you handle adversity, and that's how you're defined as a man. ... (T)urn the page and get on board with a new era of Penn State football. ... (C)ontinue (your) belief in this fantastic university. ... (R)emember the mission of Penn State, which, as it relates to football, is the value of a world-renowned education ... .”

I would be proud for my son to choose Penn State. There is something very good about hanging in there when times get tough. I will be on the edge of my seat, cheering Penn State football on to victory!

Maureen Cutrell

Hempfield

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Man shot and killed in Homewood
  2. House collapses in Aliquippa, rescuers search for man who lives there
  3. Paterno son, another ex-football assistant coach suing PSU
  4. City seeks gag order in case involving 2012 traffic stop that paralyzed East Liberty man
  5. Wrongful death lawsuit filed in 2013 accident
  6. Allegheny County warns of uptick in Lyme disease cases
  7. Wolf says he’ll work with state legislature to deal with pension woes
  8. Federal appeals courts disagree on Obamacare subsidies
  9. Officials to limit tailgating before Jason Aldean concert at PNC Park
  10. High school notebook: Hempfield basketball coach Marino resigns
  11. Explosion levels home in Central Texas; 3 hurt
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.