STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State coach Bill O'Brien is pleased with how his team has grasped the new playbook. Good thing, too, with the season opener coming up Saturday vs. Ohio.

O'Brien, the former offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, likes what he's seen out of quarterback Matt McGloin. O'Brien wants his unit to play fast and at a good tempo. Some balance, along the way, won't hurt, either.

He also said the team will do what needs to be done to win games - whether that means passing 60 times or running 60 times.

Tight end Garry Gilliam said the offense had to study a playbook over the summer that already weighed five pounds. The binder has grown since then with coaches adding new routes and schemes as players became more comfortable.

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