PSU coach O'Brien makes pitch for defensive improvement after Nittany Lions' first loss

Bill O'Brien makes reading stories about Penn State as much a part of his routine as studying game film.

Unlike many coaches in all sports who swear they never read websites or newspapers — often while complaining about something that was written — O'Brien called it his duty to keep tabs on headline news about the program.

Even after a loss.

O'Brien must have wanted to toss some papers in the recycling bin after Penn State's 34-31 loss to Central Florida. The Nittany Lions (2-1) wasted another solid offense outing with a defensive effort.

On Saturday, they'll try to bounce back vs. Kent State (1-2).