Month: December 2013
Rumors have been circulating for days about various coaches that are interested in replacing O’Brien, and now Athletic Director David Joyner and co. will be tasked with finding a replacement. We compiled a list of some potential candidates, but remember, as we learned with O’Brien, there’s no guarantee that Penn State will hire anyone who is mentioned early in the process.
The rumors and speculation are over; the unfortunate verdict is finally in. After spending two seasons at Penn State, Bill O’Brien will forgo the remaining three years on his contract to become the head coach of the Houston Texans.
It’s usually clichéd to say that a basketball game is a tale of two halves, mostly because discussing a game in such simple terms is often inaccurate. However, Penn State’s 79-63 loss to fifth ranked Michigan State was exactly that.
Lost in the commotion that is Penn State football’s hectic coaching situation is that the Penn State men’s basketball team (9-4, 0-0) kicks off Big Ten play tonight against the 5th ranked Michigan State Spartans (11-1, 0-0).
Although Houston Texans owner Bob McNair is keeping quiet about his team’s highly publicized coaching search, ESPN Insider Chris Mortensen reported on NFL Live earlier this afternoon that a deal with Bill O’Brien is “imminent.” Mortensen said that the Texans are expected to officially hire O’Brien within the next 24 hours.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court’s recent unanimous decision to overturn the child endangerment conviction for a Catholic Church leader could have a direct impact on the case against three former Penn State administrators accused of similar crimes.