Patrick Chambers has a tough task ahead of him. In his first year as Penn State's coach, the Newtown Square native and former Villanova assistant is in charge of leading a team that graduated four of five starters and the program's all-time leading scorer in Talor Battle.
So, when discussing his goals for the season, Chambers' kept it simple: "be the best team we can be by the end of the year."
"I want this team to go out and compete every night for 40 minutes - I don't care where we are," Chambers said at the team's media day on Tuesday. Penn State opens its season Saturday with an exhibition against Slippery Rock.
"I want them to make Penn State people proud, the alumni proud, the students proud, the administration proud. I want them to go out and compete as hard as they can for 40 minutes, and, if we can create those habits and do that on a daily basis, then we are going to like the outcome."