PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien checks in with Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan’s Vinnie & Cook. O’Brien is criscrossing the state on Penn State’s annual coaches caravan, an event that he embraces.

“I think it’s important to make sure that people understand how much we appreciate their support, and we need it now more than ever,” O’Brien said. “We’re headed into a time where it’s not going to be easier. I think it’s really important that we get out there and talk to the people.”

“Somebody told me when the sanctions came out that Penn State football was going to become irrelevant,” O’Brien said. “So far, I haven’t seen that. I think Penn State football is relevant. Kids want to play in front of 100,000 fans, they want to lift weights in a big weight room, and they want to go to school at a world-renowned university.”

As for heading into his second year as the head coach, O’Brien is glad to be dealing with fewer unknowns.

“I’m a lot more knowledgeable about Penn State,” O’Brien said. “I certainly don’t know everything. I learn something new every day, but I’m definitely more comfortable about the university and my knowledge of it. I know our other coaches better. I know our football team better than I did a year ago.”

Coach also updates the latest on the Penn State quarterback situation for the upcoming season, and shares his thoughts on the team as the summer approaches.