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  1. SVN

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    Filed to ESPN: Penn State plans to make official announcement Saturday that Patriots OC Bill OBrien is new head coach
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    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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    Hopefully none
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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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    im going to assume he does not take the post until after the SB....
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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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    Oh. Okay.

    Penn State. Whatever.
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    Last time our OC went to a college gig they won the SB.
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    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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    I wish BOB all the best of luck if the reports are true.
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    Good memory. That makes me feel a little better haha
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    Casserly is wrong again! SMH

    Best of luck to BOB...go out with a bang and a superbowl win!!!
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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.
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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.
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    Thanks for the distraction, BOB.
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    How is it going to be a distraction? It wasn't in 2004 and Weis was a bigger name.
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    Well, this sucks.
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    can we get this merged with the already huge BOB thread?
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    O'Brien is moving up I guess. Hope he can stay focused for hopefully 3 more games.
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    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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    Josh McDaniels might be in need of a gig.
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    I wonder if TB gets a bird dog fee every time one of the Pats OCs gets a job somewhere else??
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    Good luck to him. He's going to need it. There's going to be some lean years ahead in Happy Valley.
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    Brady has made Charlie, Josh, and now BOB look a lot smarter than they actually are
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    Has any other team lost as many coordinators as the Pats (3 offensive, 2 defensive)? Also the 4 who went onto head coaching gigs afterwards did not have much success.

    O'Brien is going to have a tough time recruiting in the area with OSU and Urban Meyer leading the way.
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    And Notre Dame was going through the biggest scandal in NCAA history. It's not so much the leaving part, it's where he is going to.
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    He's gonna have to get fired. He still has a year on his contract.
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    Weis and Crennel were both leaving for good during the 2004 playoffs. I think Weis at least had been officially hired by ND not sure about Romeo, but he was obviously leaving. And it was probably our most impressive playoff performance. So I doubt this affects anything
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    PSU has a lot of nice shiny facilities and it's a big school with a lot to do. He'll be able to sell that.

    But what he won't be able to control is negative recruiting from other coaches who will sit in a recruit's living room and ask his parents if they really want their son associated with that program. That will happen and it can't help O'Brien's cause. Sandusky's trial will dredge it up all over again, too.
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    Again why is it a distraction for the team? Other than SB media day asst coaches do not have to be made available to the speak. Also he will probably introduced tomorrow at PSU and then be back in NE. So he will not have to deal with the media about PSU until either the season ends or media day at the SB,
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