April 20, 2014

Bill O’Brien Added to the Texans Shortlist of Head Coach Candidates

Bill-OBrien

According to John McClain from the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Texans have added Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien to their head coaching candidates. O’Brien was hired in 2012 to take over head coaching duties for the Nittany Lions after the infamous scandal that hit the football program and forced Joe Paterno to retire.

O’Brien garnered the coach of the year awards in 2012 with the Bear Bryant, Big Ten, Maxwell and AT&T-ESPN Coach of the Year award after leading the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 record to finish the season. He received all of his NFL coaching experience with the New England Patriots from 2007-2011, when he held the positions of wide receiver and quarterback coach and his final season he was the offensive coordinator in 2011.

In 2013, O’Brien interviewed for the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles head coaching vacancy, but he then decided to return to Penn State citing his commitment to the players at Penn State.

O’Brien is the fourth coach to garner interest by the Texans to go along with Lovie Smith, David Shaw and Ken Whisenhunt.

Our good friend at Sports Radio 610, Will Grubb, posted an article: Why the Texans Should Hire Bill O’Brien.

 

  • Jeff_S

    O’Brian ought to put Will Grubb on his staff. That was a very persuasive article he wrote on why O’Brian would be a great fit for the Texans.

    • psu2000

      Who is O’Brian?

      • Jeff_S

        O’Brien, my bad. I’m usually good at not making that mistake.

  • Marie Cornelius

    O’Brien loves Penn State and his wife and family love living in Happy Valley. He’s not going anywhere for at least 3 years.

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