Bill O'Brien became the head football coach at Penn State in January 2012.
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There is no doubt that college athletics involves big money. But which schools are really generating that money and what do they end up with at the end of the day? According to the most recent filings with the Department of Education, college athletics -- men and women, all sports, combined totals -- generated $12.6 billion in revenue in 2011.
College football players, particularly in the highest-performing athletic conferences, have reputations as athletes first, students second --- with little or no regard paid to study or graduation.