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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Nearly three years ago, James Franklin was charged with lifting a roster full of Bill OBrien holdovers and dotted with veterans from the Joe Paterno era out of the darkest period in Penn State history.It was a motley group of players, cobbled together with a handful of scholarships and a bunch of walk-on tryouts that took on added significance in the wake of harsh NCAA sanctions following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Plenty of them were skeptical about the programs future considering the penalties and that theyd be taking cues from their fourth head coach in four years.Linebacker Brandon Bell, an OBrien recruit in 2012, admitted last week that when he committed, he didnt believe hed be playing for a team that would be able to ascend the national rankings.That uncertainty has faded in Happy Valley, where No. 20 Penn State will try to win its fifth-straight Big Ten game for the first time since Paternos final season against Iowa on Saturday. The Nittany Lions (6-2, 4-1) will do so with everyone on the same page, a quality that eluded them in Franklins first two seasons.You have to have trust in any successful football team, Franklin said Tuesday. You have to have love for one another. You have to have belief. We have that right now.The Nittany Lions had to learn to do all three, especially after a pair of 7-6 seasons in which Franklins teams went 6-10 in the Big Ten.I think Coach Franklin, all the coaches, they really were working on that the past couple years, the whole family and trust thing, offensive tackle Brendan Mahon said. It took a little while for everyone to buy in, to be honest.Once they did, the bonds began to show up on the field. They helped Penn States young offense develop quicker than many outside the program thought and helped a shorthanded defense ride out a storm of injuries earlier this season.It began in the summer when players like Bell and Mahon -- two of 22 players recruited or signed in OBriens two years as coach -- began to be more vocal. Bell, who had done most of his talking with his shoulder pads to that point, notoriously got on teammates for lagging on a sprint, failing to touch a line during conditioning drills.He said, `No, if we want to be the team we want to be, we have to run this extra one, make up for it, running back Andre Robinson said.That kind of accountability is now commonplace and Penn State players are looking out for each other more on the field.Many of his teammates were in awe of Trace McSorleys actions immediately after he tossed a game-sealing interception against Pittsburgh. Instead of sulking, McSorley ran over to the bench and threw an arm around receiver DaeSean Hamilton, who had dropped a potential game-winning touchdown pass just moments before.The love between teammates showed up against Minnesota when kicker Joey Julius was felled with a cheap shot by a Minnesota player. As Julius lay motionless on the field, teammate Von Walker -- also an OBrien piece -- immediately had to be restrained as he gave the offending Gopher an earful. The rest of Penn States sideline soon followed before Franklin shooed them back to the sideline.Many of the veterans have helped instill belief in their younger teammates, Franklin said.OBrien recruits and veterans like cornerback Jordan Smith, guard Derek Dowrey and defensive linemen Garrett Sickels and Curtis Cothran have had their playing time cut for various reasons but have continued to be vibrant presences and have made good on the snaps theyve gotten.For the older guys, for them thats kind of been the constant here with all the coaching changes and everything thats happened, the guys in the locker room have always pretty much been the same as far as the kind of people theyre hanging around with and who theyre friends with and seeing every day.---This story has been corrected to show that Franklin was Penn States fourth head coach in four years, not fifth.---More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org Authentic Stitched NHL Jerseys . 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"Its one of those things, from an organizational standpoint, you have a guy that has attracted a lot of interest from other ballclubs, and you look at the trading deadline looming," manager Bo Porter said. "It just made more sense to not risk injury at this juncture of the conversation, because the conversations have gotten a little deeper." With the deadline of Wednesday at 4 p.m. drawing closer, it was possible Norris had pitched his last game for Houston. "I dont know. I dont want to put any numbers on it," Norris said. "Everybodys speculating, and where I could go, stuff like that. But its really out of my hands. Its for the GMs and the front offices to decide. I just want to play baseball, for wherever I am. And right now Im still an Astro, and thats where my focus is." And if he isnt dealt? 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