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Butler Ready to Lead Penn State Defense

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Jan. 10, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Newly-promoted Penn State defensive coordinator John Butler is full speed ahead in getting things in order for the remainder of the recruiting period and the 2013 season.

Head coach Bill O'Brien walked into Butler's office on Wednesday afternoon and notified him that he would be the leader of Penn State's defensive. Butler immediately accepted the offer and went right to work on what needs to be done to help build on the success he and the staff achieved in 2012.

A passionate leader with great intensity on the field and in the meeting room, Butler has trained for 19 years to be in the position that he will occupy in the fall. With a diverse background, including experience coaching all three spots on defense and special teams, Butler is looking forward to the challenge.

The suburban Philadelphia native will lead a multiple defense that plays aggressive and fast. Butler interviewed with several local and regional TV stations, along with local beat reporters on Thursday. Check out a few highlights from the conversations with the media.

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