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Penn State quarterback commit salutes Bill O'Brien

Christian Hackenberg, a Penn State commitment and one of the most highly sought-after high school quarterbacks in the country, praised Nittany Lions coach Bill O'Brien on Twitter.

Penn State quarterback commit salutes Bill O'Brien

Bill O'Brien's selection as Big Ten coach of the year by both conference coaches and the media drew praise from Christian Hackenberg, a Penn State commitment and one of the most highly sought-after high school quarterbacks in the country.

Hackenberg, who just wrapped up his senior season at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy, said on Twitter: "Much deserved recognition for coach O'Brien. Just another reason why I cannot wait to play for him."

Hackenberg, who has "Nittany Lion for life" on his Twitter bio page, is expected to come in next season and compete for the starting quarterback job should he sign his national letter of intent with Penn State as expected in February.

--Joe Juliano

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

This season is Joe's fourth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

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