Nate Mink, one of the overpaid and overlaid clowns at statecollege.com, posted "Some quick housekeeping from Bill O’Brien’s appearance Thursday night on "The Goon Show," a State College-based radio program co-hosted by former Penn State offensive lineman Keith Conlin and Tim Sweeney, president of the Penn State Football Letterman's Club." Read the whole thing here.
O’Brien clarified some comments regarding oversigning, saying he won’t cut a player because he’s not talented enough to play. O’Brien told the Atlanta Journal Constitution earlier this month he was in the process of evaluating the roster and that “there’s some definite advantages in [oversigning].”
O’Brien did not specifically address former Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien (no relation) but did say he’s open to transfers if they would add value to the roster. “They still have to be Penn State-type guys,” O’Brien said. “Those are few and far between. Not just anybody can transfer in here.”
My take on this is that if you don't cut a player because he's not talented enough, then there's really nothing wrong with oversigning, particularly the limited oversigning that's permitted under B1G rules.
And though he's not specifically talking about Danny O'Brien, he's pretty clearly paving the way for him to come here, should Danny choose to do so. After all, someone who can graduate college in three years and work towards a graduate degree in soil science (or some other esoteric discipline that PSU offers and UMD doesn't) is certainly a "Penn State-type guy."
I hope O'Brien plays here. Seems clear to me O'Brien wants him to. I hope O'Brien also wants to.