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O'Brien: London and Vanderlinden will oversee special teams

Penn State coach Bill O'Brien has designated assistant coaches Charles London and Ron Vanderlinden as overseeing special teams.

O'Brien: London and Vanderlinden will oversee special teams

Ron Vanderlinden was moved from LB coach to oversee Bill O´Brien´s special teams. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Ron Vanderlinden was moved from LB coach to oversee Bill O'Brien's special teams. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Penn State coach Bill O’Brien has announced that running backs coach Charles London and linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden will oversee special teams.

The announcement came via a Twitter feed late Friday.

John Butler had overseen special teams last season when he also coached the Penn State secondary. He was promoted last month to defensive coordinator.

Penn State’s special teams struggled last season. The Nittany Lions finished last in the Big Ten in kickoff returns, next-to-last in net punting, 10th in kickoff coverage and ninth in punt returns.

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