NCAA president Dr. Mark Emmert said Monday in the press conference to announce sanctions against Penn State that the punishment could be revisited.

What first-year coach Bill O'Brien heard: There's a chance some or all of the penalties the program faces for the next four seasons could be repealed or lessened.

"When I'm watching the Mark Emmert press conference, I think, isn't that what he said?," O'Brien said. "He said 'come in and revisit.' Now that could go either way. That could be if we're not dotting our I's and crossing our T's that could go either way. But, if we're behaving properly and being compliant ..."

The NCAA stripped Penn State of 20 scholarships per season beginning in 2014 and imposed a four-year bowl ban supported by the Big Ten, which banned Penn State from playing in the conference championship game.

O'Brien had a lengthy media session Friday following his podium availability and introduction that took place Thursday. O'Brien clarified that Penn State is still trying to find out if it will be eligible to play a 13th game this season. He said he "got in trouble" for telling ESPN Radio he was looking into playing a mid-December game at Hawaii and apologized to the University of Hawaii.

Athletic director Dave Joyner said scheduling a game after Big Ten play has been completed would likely need to be cleared by Commissioner Jim Delany and the NCAA. If Hawaii qualifies for a bowl game, the program would be unavailable to play a game after the first weekend in December.

O'Brien did not have an update on the status of his roster but said the core of the team would return. Junior running back Silas Redd and his parents met with O'Brien this week and the coach said they have a "great relationship."

Redd is reportedly considering transferring to Southern Cal.