We need to come to a realization. Bill O’Brien is an NFL guy in the college game.
The success he had this year while leading Penn State through unparalleled sanctions has made him a hot commodity for many head coaching vacancies. Will most of the talk right now centers around a possible move to the NFL, we’ve also heard rumors about him and other college positions, specifically Tennessee.
Before I get into it, first let me set the record straight on my opinion regarding O’Brien and other coaching avenues:
Do I think it’s possible he would leave Penn State early and head to a top tier, more attractive NCAA program? Well, sure. But then I’d also expect pigs to fly, hell to freeze over and Lane Kiffin to be used as an example in a coaching ethics textbook.
Do I think it’s possible he would leave Penn State abruptly and head to the NFL? Yes.
While he’s spent more time in the college game, he’s found more success in the NFL. He was an integral part in leading one of...