Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien?

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Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Friday, December 27, 2013 6:02 PM
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I don't get this guy, on one hand he took over a program undergoing a ton of negative change and has had relatively good success under seemingly impossible circumstances.  he has had some good recruiting classes and will likely turn this program into a winner.  Why does he keep on throwing his hat into the coaching ring?  Apparently he has interviewed with Texas and had PSU reduce his NFL buy out.  Is he just pulling a Saban and trying to get more money....or is he really wanting out of PSU?  Thoughts?

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Friday, December 27, 2013 6:20 PM
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He's an NFL guy, period. Saw the PSU job as a good stepping stone to show off his talent as a coach for a couple years as opposed to staying under Belichick's shadow in New England.

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Friday, December 27, 2013 6:35 PM
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He's the hot name. Why not get what he can out of it. Worst case is that psu gives him a raise to stay.

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Friday, December 27, 2013 7:25 PM
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Lions should be on the phone with him right now.  Just another guy who wants to be some place else-like EVERY college coach.

 

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Friday, December 27, 2013 7:42 PM
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Would be great if he took the lions job for two reasons. 1) the lions need him and 2) with him at psu we are looking at the real possibility of being the 4th best program in our division with the new realignment. Yes, cynical but likely true.

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Friday, December 27, 2013 8:17 PM
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Please not the lions. We don't need another newbie coach. We want Tony Dungy
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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Friday, December 27, 2013 8:43 PM
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Dungy isn't going to Coach anymore. I think he is happy where he is.....as is Gruden.

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Friday, December 27, 2013 10:02 PM
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Lions should be on the phone with him right now.  Just another guy who wants to be some place else-like EVERY college coach.

not named Saban, you mean


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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Saturday, December 28, 2013 11:54 AM
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Lions should be on the phone with him right now.  Just another guy who wants to be some place else-like EVERY college coach.

not named Saban, you mean

 
Hard to say.  If Saban had the opportunity to take over an NFL team with a stud QB and a legit chance at a Super Bowl?  He'd bite.  It's the only thing he's missing and you have to figure the one big failure in his life was the Miami job so redemption would be the only thing left on his 'to-do' list.  

 

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Saturday, December 28, 2013 12:15 PM
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I think he didn't like the taste of the nfl. He's a god in Alabama and making $7 mil a year now. He doesn't really have anything to prove.

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Saturday, December 28, 2013 1:28 PM
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Please not the lions. We don't need another newbie coach. We want Tony Dungy


Uh, no we don't. Speak for yourself.

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Saturday, December 28, 2013 9:14 PM
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Recruits are being told he's staying and Mort and Shefty are reporting a contract from the Texans is being drawn up.

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:10 PM
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Looks like he's off to the Texans and why not?  He gets the #1 pick, a bunch of money, and out from underneath Happy Valley.  This would be strike one for the Lions as they should have hired this guy.  Let's see who they whiff on next.  Should be fun to watch.

 

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Sunday, December 29, 2013 1:04 PM
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Looks like he's off to the Texans and why not?  He gets the #1 pick, a bunch of money, and out from underneath Happy Valley. 

I guess next season is the one in which the scholarship penalties will really start to be felt, so it's a matter of getting out while the getting is good for O'Brien.
 
I'll point out that PSU finished the last two seasons with a better record--both conference and non-conference--than THIS team who by the way isn't operating under the same limited circumstances.
 
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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:13 PM
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Looks like he's off to the Texans and why not?  He gets the #1 pick, a bunch of money, and out from underneath Happy Valley. 

I guess next season is the one in which the scholarship penalties will really start to be felt, so it's a matter of getting out while the getting is good for O'Brien.

I'll point out that PSU finished the last two seasons with a better record--both conference and non-conference--than THIS team who by the way isn't operating under the same limited circumstances.

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:31 PM
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O'Brien's stock will probably never be higher than it is now if he is looking to spring into a NFL head coaching job.  He has pulled off two near-miraculous seasons at Paterno State.  Does anybody really think he can keep that up?  He may be the most notable exception to Bengtson's Law (never be the guy right after THE Guy) in three decades.  He's winning in the face of all odds plus keeping that program looking ahead instead of behind.

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:26 PM
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Bill O'Brien has reached an agreement to become the new coach of the Houston Texans.

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:28 PM
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good for him.  I wouldn't want to be associated with PedU any longer than I had to be.


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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Wednesday, January 01, 2014 9:34 AM

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Wednesday, January 01, 2014 11:02 AM
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Third year of stiff NCAA penalties, w/ their third coach in 4 years, and the game is at the Big House.  Michigan has to be able to win this one, don't they? 
 
Don't they? 
 
Don't they?

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Wednesday, January 01, 2014 11:22 AM
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Depends on the Borges factor.


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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Wednesday, January 08, 2014 6:26 PM
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Penn State plans to offer their head coaching position to James Franklin.

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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Wednesday, January 08, 2014 7:45 PM
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Damn he's a great mind to have on the sideline. How much are they going to offer him?
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Re:Whats up with PSU's Bill Obrien? - Friday, January 10, 2014 3:36 PM
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$4.5M per year makes him the 2nd highest paid coach in the B10. Whoa!

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