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Sources: Bill O'Brien to leave Penn State for Houston Texans

Penn State’s Bill O’Brien has reached a contract agreement to be the new head coach of the Houston Texans, according to foxsports.com and other sources.

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AP: Six possible candidates to replace Bill O'Brien

(AP) — Penn State is in the market for a coach again now that Bill O’Brien has jumped to the NFL. Here are six possible candidates to replace him.

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Video: Pete Thamel, on Bill O'Brien's future

Penn State’s Bill O’Brien is a hot commodity, and he’ll remain that way as long as he stays at Penn State. Last year, NFL teams inquired about O’Brien following his remarkable job in leading the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 season. Reports indicate there will be more NFL executives pursuing O’Brien this offseason. And the fact O’Brien recently had the NFL buyout in his contract lowered only fuels that notion.

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Video: Watch Bill O'Brien's locker room speech

To the surprise of no one, there was quite the celebration in the Penn State locker room following Saturday night’s quadruple-overtime victory over previously undefeated Michigan. Watch the Nittany Lions celebrate in the locker room and hear Bill O’Brien’s speech to his team in this post.

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Video: Melvin Gordon, Bill O'Brien join #BTNLive

So, there’s this stat: Wisconsin never had three running backs rush for at least 100 yards in a single game before the 2012 Big Ten title game. Its now done it in two of its last three games, as a trio of Badgers reached the 100-yard mark in their 45-0 season-opening win over UMass. And both times, Melvin Gordon has led the assault. Watch our #BTNLive interview with Gordon now and see Bill O’Brien’s in this post.

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Penn State gives Bill O'Brien $1 million pay raise

Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien is getting a $1 million pay raise after a successful debut in Happy Valley. O’Brien’s deal when he arrived in January 2012 called for a base salary of $950,000. That’s going up to $1.9 million starting July 1, according to contract terms released Thursday by the school.

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Video: Penn State's Bill O'Brien on loud speaker

Penn State introduced a pretty cool wrinkle to its Blue-White Spring Game on Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium. Early in the third quarter, head coach Bill O’Brien called the team’s plays over the PA system, for all the fans to hear.

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Video: Watch our Bill O'Brien 'Football Report' interview

On Monday night’s “Football Report,” BTN analyst Howard Griffith sat down with Penn State coach Bill O’Brien to talk recruiting, team goals, NFL opportunities and spring ball. O’Brien on his name being mentioned for NFL positions this offseason: “I listened, but that’s about as far as it went.” Watch Griffith’s full interview with O’Brien here.

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Watch & read Bill O'Brien's comments

Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien held a press conference Monday morning, and we’ve posted the video in its entirety right here. Also in this post, you can read the entire transcript of O’Brien’s opening statement and Q&A session with reporters.

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Dienhart: O'Brien staying is the right thing

Bill O’Brien is a terrific coach. We saw that in just one season of work at Penn State. He walked into an untenable situation and promptly led a shorthanded team to an 8-4 record (6-2 Big Ten) when most forecast gloom. But, much heavy lifting remains. And O’Brien is going to be around for it.

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Did You See This? Bill O'Brien joins broadcast

During Sunday’s Penn State game on BTN, a trio of Penn State coaches, including football’s Bill O’Brien, joined the telecast. O’Brien sat down with our crew following the first media timeout. The Big Ten Coach of the Year spent several minutes with us, and even provided his share of analysis. Watch O’Brien break down the action now. Looks like the coach has a career when he’s done coaching.

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Penn State's Bill O'Brien wins Maxwell COY honor

The Maxwell Club, the oldest football club in America, announced Wednesday that Penn State’s Bill O’Brien has been selected as its Coach of the Year for the 2012 season.

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O'Brien: 'It's going to be a very tough football game'

On Thursday, Dave Revsine and our analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith talked to Penn State’s Bill O’Brien during the latest episode of “#BTNLive” as Penn State prepares for Temple on Saturday. The Nittany Lions’ first-year football coach talked about many things, including the differences between preparing for games in the NFL and in college football. Part of the conversation focused on Penn State’s offense. “At the end of the day, there have been times when we run the ball pretty well,” O’Brien said. “We’ve shown signs of being able to run the football.” Watch the interview in this post.

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Look Back At Our Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon Special

We capped off our coverage of the two-day Big Ten Media and Kickoff Luncheon with the 90-minute TV show Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon Special, with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. It included various interviews and analysis from the event in Chicago. Watch a number of video clips from that Friday night show in this post.

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Video: Bill O'Brien at Media Day

Penn State coach Bill O’Brien discussed coming as a first-year head coach as well as the issues surrounding the recruitment of current Nittany Lions players during his press conference at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday. Find all of our Big Ten Media Day coverage.

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Dienhart: Q&A With Penn State's Bill O'Brien

Everything is new at Penn State. New coach, new schemes, new hopes, new era. It’s exciting … and a little scary for a program that was led the past 46 seasons by Joe Paterno. What’s gonna happen? I talked to Bill O’Brien as spring drills were coming to end with the Nittany Lions’ spring game this Saturday.

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Football Report: Bill O'Brien Interview

On Tuesday night’s “Big Ten Football Report,” Dave Revsine interviewed first-year Penn State coach Bill O’Brien. O’Brien, the former offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots, and the Nittany Lions hold their spring game at 2 p.m. ET Saturday. Find out how to watch the game. Saturday, of course, will mark fans’ first chance to see the new-look Nittany Lions, who are under the guidance of someone other than Joe Paterno for the first time since 1965. How has O’Brien and his staff put their stamp on the program? Watch Revsine’s interview with the head coach now.

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O'Brien: 'Nobody is Going To Fill Those Shoes'

In BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo’s interview with new Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien, O’Brien talks about his first days as Penn State’s new leader. Watch Part I of the interview here and catch the second part on next week’s “Football Report.” Also, look back at the day O’Brien was hired and see the video of his first press conference as Penn State’s new head coach. Previously, DiNardo has interviewed Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, Michigan’s Al Borges, and Illinois’ Tim Beckman.

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Football Report: An Interview with Penn State's Bill O’Brien

BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo sits down with new Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien on tonight’s “Big Ten Football Report” at 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch a preview of the interview now and catch part one of their conversation about being the head coach of the Nittany Lions. Also, look back at the day O’Brien was hired and see the video of his first press conference as Penn State’s new head coach. Previously, DiNardo has interviewed Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, Michigan’s Al Borges, and Illinois’ Tim Beckman.

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