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Never trust a coach that says they're staying. College coaches need to secure their players and recruits in case they don't get a new job. Meanwhile their agent is working on finalizing a deal and the coach's wife is looking for houses. I'm not saying he's leaving, but the more a coach says their staying, the more small fires they're trying to put out.
If he wants to stay at State Penn, good for him.
O'Brien comes across as an idiot!
This thread is about FOOTBALL and coaching, not about the Sandusky case. Bump the old threads on that issue if you want.
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According to Mike and Mike he was trying to get more money added to his existing contract and was trying to get money for some facilities and he was successful in doing that. He got 1.3 million dollars added to his contract and some additional money to some of the practice facilities. I just think this whole scenario is going to hurt him more in the long run. Recruits are now going to think twice about going to Penn State.
And they weren't going to before?
O'Brien = Saban
O'Brien acknowledged that PSU donor Terry Pegula, financier of the new Penn State hockey arena, has been a major ally in his efforts. Pegula was the first person who contacted O'Brien in late 2011 when he was eventually interviewed for the job.
Though O'Brien was not specific about it, high-level PSU sources have told me that a $1.3 million donation is to be added to O'Brien's salary in the coming year that will bump his total compensation to $3.6 million and place him behind only Ohio State's Urban Meyer ($4.3M) and Iowa's Kirk Ferentz ($3.8M) as the third-highest-paid coach in the Big Ten.
Penn State's long holiday nightmare is over. Bill O'Brien is staying at Penn State. In an exclusive conversation, the second-year head coach confirmed that he was contacted by and entertained overtures from multiple NFL clubs through his agent Joe Linta. But he has decided to remain at PSU for at least the 2013 season.
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