Although most of the major college job vacancies have been filled already (unless Mack Brown is or isn’t fired/quit/retired/secretly-abducted-and-replaced-by-a-smiling-Weekend-at-Bernies’-version-of-himself), the NFL’s coaching carousel’s spin has just begun. And what that means for Penn State fans is get ready for another coaching-search silly season with our own Bill O’Brien.
PSU fans seem to come in three varieties when it comes to coaching rumors (like last week’s one of OB to the Texans).
1. Fans who are so enamored with Paterno’s way of doing things (i.e. stay at one school for half a century) that any coach who might consider a job anywhere but State College is automatically the devil incarnate. His heart must pump red blood instead of Nittany blue if he can even fathom the thought of coaching elsewhere.
2. Fans who want O’Brien to stay so badly that they think they only way Penn State football can ever win another game is if last year’s national coach of th...