Penn State Football: O'Brien Staying in Happy Valley

Thanks to Billionaire Booster, O'Brien Staying in Happy Valley

1/4/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Bill O’Brien toyed with the idea of becoming an NFL coach after interviewing with the Cleveland Browns, but has decided to stick around with Penn State for a little longer.Blog Photo - Penn State Football: O'Brien Staying in Happy Valley

According to, billionaire booster Terrence Pegula aided the program so that it could keep O’Brien in Happy Valley. He is set to receive an extra $1.3 million in 2013, giving him $3.6 overall and making him the seventh highest-paid coach in college football.

“I’m not a one-and-done guy,” O’Brien said. “I made a commitment to these players at Penn State and that’s what I am going to do. I’m not gonna cut and run after one year, that’s for sure.”

So like many other collegiate coaches with a wanted sign on their back, O’Brien either lied or simply took the Browns interview to pull leverage with his contract situation.

Either way, it was smart, but he deserves a “not cool bro” sticker. This is the same program that just lost $60 million due to the NCAA sanctions.

Luckily for Penn State, it has a lot of friends in high places.

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1/4/13   |   Scott   |   54656 respect

I could've done without the comments because IMO, it makes him out to be a hypocrite.  If he was so "committed" to Penn State, why did even interview in the first place?