Penn State & Syracuse: Doug Marrone Called Bill O’Brien, Curtis Dukes Thinking Orange
On ESPN’s Mike and Mike this morning, Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien explained how other coaches around the country are handling the situation with the open recruitment of PSU’s players, syracuse.com reports.
O’Brien cited that Doug Marrone, Syracuse’s head coach, is one that has actually reached out and talked to him about contacting current Penn State players.
“I have a lot of respect for the coaches in the Big Ten, but a lot of coaches, they’re playing under the rules, no question about it, but they have recruited our players without the courtesy of calling me to tell me that they are doing that. There are some coaches who have called. I can tell you that Doug Marrone’s called, George O’Leary’s called…”
Meanwhile, The Post-Standard is reporting that Penn State running back Curtis Dukes, who went to high school in New York state, may be entertaining leaving the Nittany Lions for the Orange. The decision may hinge on whether Silas Redd, Penn State’s current starting running back, leaves the program or not.