Penn State Head Coach Bill O’Brien Staying Put
Bill O’Brien went from helping get the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl to helping rebuild Penn State’s football program, no easy feat after the year that school had. O’Brien helped lead a wounded and what many already thought to be defeated team to an 8-4 record which earned him Big Ten Coach of the Year, something that was voted on not only by the media but also by the coaches as well. ESPN also named him National Coach of the Year as well. Penn State was lucky to land O’Brien and everyone knew it, even O’Brien himself.
With the year that O’Brien had it was only a matter of time for his name to become a hot commodity among the NFL ranks. With seven teams letting go of their head coaches O’Brien was very heavily sought after, interviewing with the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, but ultimately O’Brien decided that it was in his best interest to return to Penn State and finish off what he started.
The school’s football program can now breathe easy for at least another year, as O’Brien confirms that he will not make the jump back to the NFL. If he can improve that team even more this year I fully expect there to be even more talk come next year about O’Brien and how useful he can be as an NFL head coach.
BREAKING: Reports: Bill O’Brien says no to NFL suitors. Will stay at Penn State.
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