Bill O’Brien Reportedly Agrees to Become Head Coach of Houston Texans

January 1, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Bill O'Brien is headed back to the NFL.
After two seasons resurrecting the Penn State football program, the former New England Patriots assistant has accepted the head coaching position for the Houston Texans, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen:
Filed to ESPN from me and @mortreport: Bill O'Brien has reached agreement to become the new head coach of the Houston Texans, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 1, 2014 This doesn't come as a major shock.
The 44-year-old O'Brien rose the ranks from offensive assistant to wide receivers coach to quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator in a matter of five years when he was with the Patriots from 2007 through 2011, and his success there helped him land the head coaching job in Happy Valley.
He took over the Nittany Lions when seemingly no one else wanted to. Not only did O'Brien succeed the legendary Joe Paterno, but he also dealt with a lack of scholarships, a decimated rost...

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