Dave Joyner to Address Media Tomorrow, O’Brien Move to Become Official

Throughout the last 24-hours, we’ve heard from a lot of people about the Bill O’Brien situation. But we haven’t heard from Penn State yet (or O’Brien for that matter). That will change tomorrow at 11 a.m., as Athletic Director Dave Joyner will address the media for the first time since this situation unfolded in the Beaver Stadium media room.

Although the media release did not include any details or matters of discussion for the press conference, it is expected that Joyner will discuss the O’Brien situation and the upcoming coaching search. There are certainly a lot of questions — and one Joyner could answer (but probably won’t) is if O’Brien leveraged the university for more money or other benefits and it refused. Most reports seem to indicate that O’Brien went back to Penn State with some requests after the Texans initial offer, but it clearly didn’t work out.

The Houston Texans are also expected to officially announce the hire tomorrow, and O’Brien is reportedly already in Houston tonight. Most reports say he agreed to a five-year contract, although compensation numbers haven’t yet been released or reported.

Joyner will lead the second head coaching search during his tenure, which is expected to last around two weeks. Several names have been thrown around in recent days like Vanderbilt’s James Franklin and Miami’s Al Golden.

We’ll have full coverage of Joyner’s remarks tomorrow afternoon.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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