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Honestly, the more and more BoB can have is input on the program the better.
I wonder if these are some of the changes he wanted at the end of 2012 season.
Based on some brief research, Dr. Seidenberg is 42 years old and a '96 grad of Penn State's College of Medicine. Vitals.com mentions offices in Bloomsburg (King Medical Care), Berwick Hospital, State College (Penn State Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine) and Belleville, Illinois (must be an old position if correct). He has a 100% recommendation from 7 reviews on HealthGrades.com.
I get the sense that the PSU football program has been run like a 60 year old family owned business for decades. OB is like a bright, young business organization consultant bring it up to the current times.
Not being a smartass but you're just now realizing that? lol
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That is not really true. The PSU medical team has been very good. PSU was one of the first programs in major college football and the NFL to look into all the concussions and worked with the helmet companies in trying to create a better helmet. Sebastianelli was very good and progressive and so was the old trainer George Salvaterra.
I am hearing there might be another change coming in the coming weeks or months. Another long term staff member could be leaving. O'Brien is making changes and almost all of the old staff will be gone by the end of spring.
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per the other point.... I think it's true in a lot of areas within the program. This may or may not be one of those areas, but it certainly is true in other areas beyond doubt. I'd be curious why the change was made.... it's not like OB plugged in "his guy".
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by spud358 14 months ago
I don't have any inside info, but I do know a former trainer at a prominent Big XII school and a team doctor at a top-25 program in the west. Based on how they described their roles with their teams, my guess is that these moves were more to bring PSU into line with how other teams organize their sports medicine staffs, i.e., with a larger team of primary docs, ortho consultants, and trainers. Both were always surprised by how involved Sebastianelli was in attending practices and tending to on-field injuries.
Nothing was "wrong" with how PSU did things, and by all accounts, Sebastianelli and Salvaterra were among the best at what they do (as Miller Latte notes), but I suspect that O'Brien just wanted to structure things in the same way as his other coaching stops. It is what it is. I do feel bad for Dr. Sebastianelli, but on the flip side, I'm sure there are hundreds of good doctors that would love to serve as the team doctor for PSU football. Two younger guys -- Dr. Seidenberg and Dr. Lynch -- are now getting that chance.
This post was edited by Cambria Nittany 14 months ago
Even though I was just cheerleading, Seabass' staff (I didnt see Seabass specifically, but another Dr. who seemed to be from out of the country in Europe somewhere, and Dr. Aukerman) put me through some stringent concussion tests in Lasch back in 2008 for a concussion I had playing football back in prob. 2003-2004 or so (only had 1).. The tests were actually pretty tough, one where they dug these needle like things in my skull all over (hurt like hell, but it seemed to be interns or something doing this portion) and had me hooked up into some virtual reality type machine in one of the back rooms of Lasch. Was actually quite surprised at how serious they were for a concussion I had years ago for an activity like cheerleading. Was also surprised at some of the tech they were using (prob. experimenting on me).
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Ah yes, a good old-fashioned lobotomy.
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