Found January 02, 2013 on Throw The Flag:
Bill O’Brien, the man that had to replace Joe Paterno at Penn State University, is reportedly considering taking an NFL job. Happy Valley alert: I hear Bill O’Brien is strongly considering interviewing with an NFL team. — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) January 1, 2013 O’Brien was named the Big 10 Coach of The Year and also the Nation Coach of the year after leading the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 season. Bill is no stranger to the NFL either. He was an assistant coach to the New England Patriots from 2007 to 2011. There are plenty of head coaching jobs available. Will we see O’Biren in another league next year?

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Adrian Peterson to Dickerson: “I’m coming for you”

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Coming to a Realization: Bill O’Brien and the NFL

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How Your Terrible Media Cycles Are Made

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Report: Bill O’Brien to stay at Penn State

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O'Brien reportedly staying put at Penn State

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PA Governor Holds Presser, Says NCAA Actions "Unlawful"

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Peter King Is Sick Of Players Making It Hard For Him To Vote For Peyton For MVP

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Lions Scuffle to Yet Another Title

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Gov. Corbett Filing Suit vs. NCAA

The commonwealth is seeking to have all sanctions against the Penn State football program lifted via an antitrust lawsuit.
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