In 2012, then-Penn State head football coach Bill O'Brien decided to do something that went against the norm in Happy Valley: he put the names of players on the back of the team's jerseys. This was a first at Penn State, and it was one of the ways that O'Brien honored the players who stayed at the school after the NCAA sanctioned the university after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Now that O'Brien is gone to the NFL, there were some questions about whether or not the team's new coach, James Franklin, would keep the names. Those appear to have been answered, as this picture of a jersey with defensive tackle Tarow Barney's last name on it was posted to Twitter earlier today.
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Penn State will kick off its 2014 season on Aug. 30, when the team takes on UCF in Dublin, Ireland.