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Bill O'Brien: Game In Ireland Definitely Being Talked About

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Speaking at a high school banquet in Hershey, O'Brien talked about playing a game outside of the country and gave an update on Garry Gilliam.

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The thought of an overseas game may be a reality in the coming years according to Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien as he told reporters in Hershey on Saturday night that the school is in talks with the Big Ten about playing a game in Ireland, similar to what Notre Dame and Navy did this past season.

"We are definitely looking into playing in Ireland, no question about it. We're working on an opponent and we're working with the Big Ten on that. So that's something that's definitely in the works," O'Brien said.

An overseas or southern trip for a game has been on the minds of many since the NCAA levied its sanctions against the Nittany Lion football program which included a four-year postseason ban. There are hopes that a trip to Orlando to play Central Florida may come to fruition after the Knights are scheduled to play in Happy Valley this fall.

In other news, O'Brien also confirmed tonight that new offensive tackle Garry Gilliam was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. Gilliam, the converted tight end, redshirted his freshman season in 2009, but sustained a knee injury which caused him to miss the 2011 season as well.

You can read a full Pennlive report here and watch video of O'Brien speaking with reporters below.


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