clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Penn State's Bill O'Brien 'strongly considering' NFL interview, according to report

Penn State's head coach will listen to NFL coaches, according to's Peter King.


A little over a month ago, Penn St. Nittany Lions' head coach Bill O'Brien dismissed any notion that he was interested in heading to the NFL.

It seems O'Brien's story may have changed, as Peter King of Sports Illustrated is reporting the former New England Patriots' assistant "is strongly considering interviewing with an NFL team."

King does not cite a source, but the NFL insider has been known to be very accurate on these types of things - i.e. Greg Schiano, the former Rutgers Scarlet Knights headman who's now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head coach.

It has been reported that many teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers and Cleveland Browns, are interested in interviewing O'Brien, who helped lead the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 overall record.

If O'Brien is interested in interviewing with NFL teams, it is a complete turnaround on his stance that he's committed to being the PSU head coach.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.