Wednesday, August 21, 2013
NFL wants PSU head coach Bill O'Brien
By Brent Sobleski
Multiple teams displayed interest in Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien this past off season. O'Brien rebuked the interest and decided to stay in Happy Valley. The NFL wants O'Brien, and those around the league believe its only a matter of time before he is a head coach in the league.
"Consider me in the BOB (Bill O'Brien) fan club," an unnamed scout told Rob Rang of CBSSports.com. "He'll be in the league soon."
The biggest obstacle for any NFL team in pursuit of O'Brien is the buyout in his current contract. The number was estimated to be as high as $18.4 million this year. The number will decrease each season he stays at Penn State, but the buyout will remain high next year if teams want pursue O'Brien again. And there will be interested teams.
The Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers, New York Jets and Tennessee Titans each have coaches on the hot seat as they enter this season. Any one of them could make a run at O'Brien after this season if they decided to go in another direction.