We need to come to a realization. Bill O’Brien is an NFL guy in the college game.
The success he had this year while leading Penn State through unparalleled sanctions has made him a hot commodity for many head coaching vacancies. Will most of the talk right now centers around a possible move to the NFL, we’ve also heard rumors about him and other college positions, specifically Tennessee.
Before I get into it, first let me set the record straight on my opinion regarding O’Brien and other coaching avenues:
Do I think it’s possible he would leave Penn State early and head to a top tier, more attractive NCAA program? Well, sure. But then I’d also expect pigs to fly, hell to freeze over and Lane Kiffin to be used as an example in a coaching ethics textbook.
Do I think it’s possible he would leave Penn State abruptly and head to the NFL? Yes.