STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - When he's finished studying for class, Silas Redd starts digging into another thick book.
It's going to take time for Penn State's top tailback and his teammates to master the new offense installed by coach Bill O'Brien.
The Nittany Lions are learning new schemes based on the playbook O'Brien ran at his previous job as offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots.
O'Brien knows it will take time to get used to the new plays. Redd keeps the playbook in his backpack so he can read up at the student union if he has free time between classes. Tight end Garry Gilliam is using flash cards.
Their first big test of how much they've picked up comes April 21 when spring practice ends with the Blue-White game.
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