A lot of talk the last few days has been centered around the possibility of Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Bill O’Brien filling the head coaching vacancy for the Houston Texans, which was created by the firing of Gary Kubiak a few weeks ago.
Today on ESPN, NFL analyst Chris Mortensen believes that a deal now is just about in place, and the entire process of bringing the former New England Patriots offensive coordinator to Houston should be done within the next 24 hours:
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On Saturday, what began as rumors became serious chatter when Mortensen and Adam Schefter reported that O’Brien was at the very top of the Texans’ wish list as their new leader.
O’Brien took over a Penn State program two years ago that was riddled with controversy following the Jerry Sandusky scandal, and he’s done a masterful job in Happy Valley, leading the Lions to two winning seasons, despite harsh sanctions against the team.
With that talent in Houston, plus a top draft pick for him to take a young signal caller–like say, a Teddy Bridgewater–this situation seems like a logical fit for all parties involved.