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After seven wrenching months of utter turmoil, shock and sadness, Penn State is looking toward the future and trying to change the subject.
“Time is going to have to heal the image and perception,” former Penn State quarterback Todd Blackledge said. “That’s going to happen sooner for some, later for others. It’s going to take time for people to think about Penn State and Penn State football without thinking about the Jerry Sandusky scandal.”
How much time will be in large part determined by new coach Bill O’Brien and his team.
O’Brien spent three weeks on the road in May trying to drum up support among alumni and fans still stinging from the loss of Joe Paterno, who was fired in November and died in January.
“He can play a prominent role in the healing of Penn State,” said Lou Holtz, who coached at Notre Dame, Arkansas and South Carolina during a hall of fame career.