Mort:O'Brien to Penn State done.

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  1. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

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    Filed to ESPN: Penn State plans to make official announcement Saturday that Patriots OC Bill OBrien is new head coach
  2. drew4008

    drew4008 In the Starting Line-Up

    Not too surprised. Good for him. And good for the Patriots if you ask me. I just wonder how this will impact our Super Bowl run.

    I wonder who's next in line?

    Just a little side note... who updates Wikipedia so quickly and intensely? Rrrright after this was announced, bam, it's already updated on his wiki page (which is pretty sparse and doesn't get a ton of hits anyway btw). Just strange lol.
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  3. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Butler Island is here Supporter

    #95 Jersey

    Hopefully none
  4. ausbacker

    ausbacker Brady > Manning. Supporter

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    If true, I wish I could say this doesn't change my opinion of Bill O'Brien, but it does.
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  5. ALP

    ALP Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    im going to assume he does not take the post until after the SB....
  6. blackglass3

    blackglass3 Supporter Supporter

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    Just seems like a job where whoever took it was going to be set up to fail. Replacing a legend, the scandal that hangs over the school...hope O'Brien is up for it.

    Who's next? Ivan Fears?
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  7. Bella*chick

    Bella*chick Addicted to the light

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    Oh. Okay.

    Penn State. Whatever.
  8. Patsrock

    Patsrock Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Last time our OC went to a college gig they won the SB.
  9. drew4008

    drew4008 In the Starting Line-Up

    I don't see it.

    A candidate could be Brian Ferentz, an offensive assistant and TE's coach. Not to say he's been the primary factor in Gronk & Hernandez's emergence, since they have a great deal of talent, but he's obviously played a part and done a great job with it.

    Or taking it even further, a surprise nominee would be Kirk Ferentz (Iowa HC), a name that's been thrown around a little bit over the last 5 years or so as a possible NFL HC. He has an offensive background I believe and coached with BB in Cleveland.

    Overall though, I think the most likely scenario would be once again not having a "designated" OC, like BOB's first year.
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  10. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae Retired Jersey Club Supporter

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    I wish BOB all the best of luck if the reports are true.
  11. drew4008

    drew4008 In the Starting Line-Up

    Good memory. That makes me feel a little better haha
  12. NEPats1

    NEPats1 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Casserly is wrong again! SMH

    Best of luck to BOB...go out with a bang and a superbowl win!!!
  13. Tunescribe

    Tunescribe Supporter Supporter

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    The funny thing about going to Penn State is that nobody will be able to tell for at least a couple years whether he's doing a bad job.
  14. Reckedtrek

    Reckedtrek 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Hopefully BB doesn't try to do too much again in 2012. Name an OC and bring up or bring in a solid DC... no one can win it all by himself.

    The inability to ask for help is a character flaw. Let's hope BB builds the coaching crew a bit.
  15. BadMoFo

    BadMoFo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Thanks for the distraction, BOB.
  16. Patsrock

    Patsrock Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    How is it going to be a distraction? It wasn't in 2004 and Weis was a bigger name.
  17. Elijah

    Elijah Supporter Supporter

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    Well, this sucks.
  18. Boston Boxer

    Boston Boxer U.S. Air Force Retired Supporter

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    can we get this merged with the already huge BOB thread?
  19. juny

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    O'Brien is moving up I guess. Hope he can stay focused for hopefully 3 more games.
  20. betterthanthealternative

    betterthanthealternative In the Starting Line-Up

    Well, I think this is set up for success for him. There is a deep well of love for this program that is sitting on the back burner, waiting for a reason to show up again. O'Brien will collect more money in a single year than he would make in five for the Pats, easily, and give it a shot. If it doesn't work, he'll be seen as the inevitable post-Paterno and post-scandal fall guy, and be welcome back to the NFL or some other job after three or four years. If it does work, he's a hero.

    Good for him. The transition isn't an easy one, regardless of the circumstances, but at least Penn State has well established recruiting connections in place that don't require as much maintenance as most school's do.
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