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Report: Bill O'Brien to interview at PSU Thursday

Posted on: January 4, 2012 8:18 pm
 
O'Brien

By Josh Katzowitz

First, there was a USA Today report that said Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien would be the next head coach at Penn State and that “only contract details need to be finalized before O'Brien is the man.” Then, two days ago, word emerged that O’Brien wasn’t headed to Happy Valley after all, as his agent said, “Any imminent contract signing or agreement (with Penn State) is just off-base.”

Now, there’s another report from USA Today that O’Brien will interview Thursday to possibly become Joe Paterno’s successor.

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Titans coach Mike Munchak already has said he’s not interested in becoming a candidate for that job, but 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman has interviewed with the school.

O’Brien’s agent, Joe Linta, said O’Brien would want to see what’s available in the NFL coaching circle before thinking about a non-pro job, but with Jeff Fisher taking up so much of the oxygen and with the Patriots potentially headed for a deep playoff run after their first-round bye, now is probably a good time for O’Brien to see what Penn State potentially has to offer him.

According to NFL.com's Jason La Canfora, "the potential to strike a deal is very real."

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BigTalls-Com
Since: Jan 4, 2012
Posted on: January 4, 2012 9:42 pm
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Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posted on: January 4, 2012 9:10 pm
 

Report: Bill O'Brien to interview at PSU Thursday

Not really funny....but I guess if making fun of someone who has lung cancer is your idea of humor...you're a real star on the horizon



Since: Sep 2, 2011
Posted on: January 4, 2012 9:07 pm
 

Report: Bill O'Brien to interview at PSU Thursday

NO! anyone but someone from BB coaching tree.  all they do is eff things up.  crenel, mangini, mcdaniels....



And Weis.  Why don't they just get Joe Pa back.  Is he still alive?



Since: Oct 22, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2012 9:06 pm
 

Report: Bill O'Brien to interview at PSU Thursday

Why would anybody want the OC for the 49ers as a head coach. State can't score now. They better recruit a great kicker cause that's all Roman can muster in the pros.



Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posted on: January 4, 2012 9:04 pm
 

Report: Bill O'Brien to interview at PSU Thursday

These Offensive Coordinator's who've never had a Head Coaching job are a gamble at best....and the New England Gravy Trainers from the Belichek coaching tree haven't exactly set the world on fire.  If I was Penn State I wouldn't walk in the other direction, I would run...he's not the answer



Since: May 13, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2012 9:03 pm
 

Report: Bill O'Brien to interview at PSU Thursday

NO! anyone but someone from BB coaching tree.  all they do is eff things up.  crenel, mangini, mcdaniels....


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