This looks to be something beyond typical rumors, with the Orlando Sentinel reporting this morning Penn State and Central Florida are in talks to open the 2014 season in Ireland. As explained on Crystal Ball Run, arranging for this game has some details to iron out still, including hosting stadium and those pesky, already scheduled season openers against Temple and Florida International.
Bill O'Brien said with a smile a few times this week on the Penn State caravan tour Penn State was getting closer to having an Ireland game in place. Maybe he knew more than he wanted to share, and good reason. No reason to dive into specifics before there are any specifics.
This is far from a done deal of course, but it seems as though we have some momentum to look forward to here. We'll stay updated on the situation as often as possible.