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Bill O'Brien

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  • Bill O'Brien calls the NCAA's decision 'welcome news'

     
    Penn State coach Bill O'Brien called the NCAA's decision to reduce the sanctions against his football team "welcome news." Centre Daily Times O'Brien discussed the announcement Tuesday on the Big Ten coaches call. Here's the transcript. Q: When did you......
  • UCF coach George O'Leary isn't ready to walk away from football

    UCF coach George O'Leary isn't ready to walk away from football
    EATONTON, Ga.— The winding road leads visitors through a security gate, past a stable and horses grazing in an open field, into a neighborhood carved among the tall trees that line Lake Oconee. Here, about 90 minutes outside Atlanta, George O'...
  • NFL Black Monday roundup: A look at the coaches who have been fired

    NFL Black Monday is here, the traditional day when teams fire their head coach. The ax has fallen multiple times already today. Here's a look at who is gone:   Lions fire Jim Schwartz Jim Schwartz is out in Detroit. The Lions fired their coach...
  • Peyton Manning will keep NFL single-season yardage record

    Upon further review, NFL record keeper Elias Sports Bureau agrees with game officials that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passed for 266 yards on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders to eclipse the single-season passing yardage record of Drew...
  • Executive: Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell expected to interview for Lions, Redskins' head coaching jobs

    Executive: Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell expected to interview for Lions, Redskins' head coaching jobs
    Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is set to interview Friday for the Detroit Lions' head coaching vacancy next week, according to Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman John Wooten. "He has a great shot," Wooten said Thursday in a text message to The...
  • Terps Trio: Wes Brown's potential, nonconference basketball games and Penn State coaching fallout

    Terps Trio: Wes Brown's potential, nonconference basketball games and Penn State coaching fallout
    How important is the expected return of suspended Maryland running back Wes Brown for next season? Jeff Barker: I thought Brown looked like Maryland’s most talented running back in his freshman season of 2012. So, it’s significant. Running...
  • James Franklin would become one of Terps' top rivals if hired by Penn State

    James Franklin would become one of Terps' top rivals if hired by Penn State
    When he was a Maryland quarterback, Chris Turner told a story of his phone once ringing at 4:34 in the morning. It was passionate, intense James Franklin — an amped-up electron of a football coach for whom sleep is apparently an overvalued...
  • What would it cost USC to hire away Bill O'Brien?

     
    USC's firing of Lane Kiffin early Sunday morning (read about it here) produced a predictable wave of suggestions for the new hire. Bill O'Brien wasn't among them, aside from some columnists suggesting USC athletic director Pat Haden look Penn State's........
  • Can Bill O'Brien dunk?

     
    Members of the Penn State football team visited Nittanyville (formerly Paternoville) outside Beaver Stadium on Wednesday night, bringing pizza and a football coach who tries to dunk a basketball. Can Bill O'Brien dunk? Watch the video here, courtesy of...
  • How Bill O'Brien's 'Brown University speed' helped save Penn State's win

     
    Bill O'Brien put his athletic skills on display twice last week. First, he dunked a basketball at Nittanyville, which you can relive in this video, courtesy of Penn State sports information. Then, the Penn State coach reached a full sprint......
  • Penn State hires James Franklin as football coach

    Penn State hires James Franklin as football coach
    More than two decades after his futile attempt to draw Penn State's attention as a player, James Franklin was hired Saturday by the university as its football coach. Franklin, 41, replaces Bill O'Brien, who left for the NFL's Houston Texans coaching job...