PSU's O'Brien promises team will make fans proud


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- New Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien received a rousing ovation when he and his coaching staff were introduced at halftime of the men's basketball game against Iowa.

Wearing a blue Penn State sweat shirt, O'Brien thanked the fans for welcoming him to Happy Valley. He's in his second full week as coach since returning from the Super Bowl, where he finished up as offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots.

O'Brien said he's not one to make many promises, though he guaranteed his team would make Penn State fans proud come fall.

The 2012 season will be O'Brien's first as a head coach. He succeeded the late Joe Paterno, who was ousted in November in the aftermath of child sexual abuse charges against a retired assistant coach.