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Bill O'Brien

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  • Ryan's contract at root of Falcons' defensive mess?

    The Sports Xchange Ryan's contract at root of Falcons' defensive mess? FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The first order of business for the Atlanta Falcons' new head coach will be to address the defensive side of the football. "There is no question that (Mike...
  • Falcons' 2014 Analysis: Did Ryan's contract cause defensive mess?

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: SUB: Changing hedline Falcons' 2014 Analysis: Did Ryan's contract cause defensive mess? FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The first order of business for the Atlanta Falcons' new head coach will be to address the defensive side of...
  • Texans' 2014 Analysis: O'Brien not pleased with 9-7 record

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Houston Texans - INSIDE SLANT Bill O'Brien is a hard man to please. O'Brien just completed his first season as an NFL head coach. By all accounts, leading the Houston Texans to a 9-7 record one season after...
  • NFL Coach Search: Best fits for five openings

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange NFL Coach Search: Best fits for five openings By the end of Black Monday, four head-coaching vacancies existed and the Oakland Raiders were also looking at permanent options. There are priority...
  • New England Patriots - TeamReport

    NFL Team Report - New England Patriots - INSIDE SLANT The New England Patriots have been to three straight AFC title games, five Super Bowls since 2001 and were the post-season party 12 of the last 14 years. But this is nothing they take for granted....
  • Joe Paterno remembered as 'iconic' in Pinstripe Bowl promo tour

    Joe Paterno remembered as 'iconic' in Pinstripe Bowl promo tour
    NEW YORK — Joe Paterno, who worked as an usher at the old Ebbets Field, once joked that he never had much use for baseball after the Dodgers left Brooklyn. Still, Penn State's new athletic director called it "fitting" that the football team would...
  • Quarterback Michael O'Connor leaving Penn State

    Quarterback Michael O'Connor leaving Penn State
    Freshman quarterback Michael O'Connor will transfer from Penn State, coach James Franklin announced Thursday. O'Connor, who was recruited by former coach Bill O'Brien, did not play this season. He will be required to sit out next season if he...
  • O'Brien repeating Penn State success with Texans

    — Bill O'Brien has been a head coach for less than three of his 45 years, but already he's demonstrated a remarkable ability to rebuild at the major college and professional levels. O'Brien saved Penn State's football program from ruin by stepping...
  • James Franklin's rebuild has hit a snag, but Penn State still heading in right direction

    Penn State's 4-0 start this season might have led some to believe that new coach James Franklin was simply putting the finishing touch on a masterful rebuilding job former coach Bill O'Brien started before he left for the Houston Texans after only two...
  • Penn State's Mike Hull one of the nation's best linebackers, 'college or NFL' Franklin says

    Every week in his team meetings, Penn State coach James Franklin shows individual highlights of the team's best plays. Inevitably, linebacker Mike Hull appears in the presentation. Take the Michigan game, for instance. On one play, Hull blitzed up the...
  • These six games will decide Ravens' postseason future

    These six games will decide Ravens' postseason future
    Ravens officials spent the bye week preparing for not only next Monday night's game against the New Orleans Saints, but for the final six-game stretch that will determine whether the team makes the NFL postseason. With a 6-4 record, the Ravens are right...