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NFL's Rookie Head Coaches Bring Hope, But Face Uphill Battle Toward Success

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

The NFL has become a win-now, "what have you done for me lately" league. Head coaching jobs, as a result, have become a revolving door of fresh faces ...

6 Possible Penn State Coaching Candidates

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

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 ...

REPORT: Texans Land Penn State Coach

Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

HOUSTON (AP) — Two people familiar with the negotiations say Penn State's Bill O'Brien has reached an agreement to coach the Houston Texans. ...

Houston, We Have A Coach?

AP | Posted 12.28.2013 | Sports

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have interviewed Penn State's Bill O'Brien about their vacant head coaching job and he has emerged as a leading ca...

Six Unsettled College Quarterback Competitions

AP | Ralph D. Russo | Posted 08.28.2013 | Sports

If a decision has been made on who will start at quarterback for Penn State in its opening game, Bill O'Brien isn't saying. "The first Penn State o...

Tea Partier Makes Shocking Obamacare Comparison

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

During an Americans for Prosperity rally on Thursday, New Hampshire state Rep. Bill O'Brien (R) compared the Affordable Care Act to the Fugitive Slave...

AGENT: Penn State Coach Chooses 'Heartstrings' Over Payday

AP | By GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 03.05.2013 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Bill O'Brien is staying at Penn State. O'Brien's agent, Joseph Linta, said Thursday night that the Nittany ...

The Class Of Penn State

Posted 11.26.2012 | College

By The Daily Collegian's Board of Opinion In January, making his debut as Penn State’s new head football coach, Bill O’Brien explained his unde...

Did Penn State Coach Drop An F-Bomb In Postgame Interview?

Posted 11.24.2012 | Sports

An emotional Bill O'Brien appeared eager to get his words out when Jessica Mendoza of ESPN2 asked him about his players following Penn State's win ov...

PSU Opens Big Ten With Blowout Win

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 11.29.2012 | Sports

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Matt McGloin threw for 211 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores to lead Penn State to a 35-7 win over Illinois Sa...

Penn State Loses Heartbreaker

AP | HANK KURZ Jr. | Posted 11.08.2012 | Sports

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Penn State is still looking for its first win under coach Bill O'Brien. The Nittany Lions may not get more chances than t...

No Ordinary Season Opener For Penn State

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Bill O'Brien has turned into Penn State's steady, even-keeled rock through tough times, but even he'll allow himself to be...

PSU Opens Camp After String Of Transfers

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 10.06.2012 | College

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State could finally have some roster stability with the Nittany Lions opening preseason practice. Coach Bill O'Brien said ...

Penn State Football Goes Into Damage Control

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO and GENARO ARMAS | Posted 07.23.2012 | Sports

-- All the big prizes Penn State usually plays for – the conference championships, the marquee bowl games – are off the table. For the n...

PSU Coach: 'I Am Committed For The Long Term'

AP | TOM COYNE and RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 09.22.2012 | Sports

Today we receive a very harsh penalty from the NCAA and as head coach of the Nittany Lions football program, I will do everything in my power to not o...

Godwin's Law, the Speaker and the Press

Dan Kennedy | Posted 09.10.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

And so it was in mid-May, when state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, a Republican, grew frustrated with what he saw as efforts by Speaker O'Brien, also a Republican, to silence him. So Vaillancourt directed a toxic remark at O'Brien: "Seig Heil." He was ejected from the chamber and forced to apologize.

GOP Leader Bans Newspaper After Hitler Comparison

Concord Patch | Marc Fortier and Tony Schinella | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

The cartoon, by Mike Marland, prompted Republican House leaders and the Republican State Committee to issue statements calling for a retraction of the...

GOP Lawmakers Surprise Dems With Redistricting Override

Concord Patch | Jake O'Donnell | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

It was a chaotic afternoon at the Statehouse in Concord Wednesday as the House voted to override Gov. John Lynch's veto of the House's redistricting p...

Reactions To The Death Of The Iconic Joe Paterno

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 03.23.2012 | Sports

-- Reactions to the death of longtime Penn State coach Joe Paterno: ___...

Paterno's Successor Issues Statement

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 03.23.2012 | Sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — One of Bill O'Brien's first acts as the new Penn State football coach was to mourn the loss of the old one. O'Brien said fo...

John Celock

Tea Party Lawmakers Consider Shocking Women's Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

New Hampshire's 2012 legislative session has not been a good one for women so far. House Republicans passed an amendment on Wednesday that would defun...

Lawmakers: James O'Keefe Makes 'Shocking Exclamation Point'

Salem Patch | Jake O'Donnell | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

House Speaker William O'Brien (R-Mont Vernon) called the video "a shocking exclamation point on the need for immediate reform to New Hampshire's elect...

Joe Paterno's Son Leaving Penn State Coaching Staff

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 03.11.2012 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The final tie between Penn State football and the Paterno family has been severed. Quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno announce...

'I'm The Right Guy'

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 03.08.2012 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Sporting a Nittany Lions pin on the lapel of his dark gray jacket, Bill O'Brien took the podium, looked straight ahead and ...

Joe Paterno Reacts To Hiring Of Penn State's Next Head Coach

AP | By GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 01.07.2012 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Joe Paterno has congratulated Bill O'Brien on his hiring as Penn State's next head coach. O'Brien, the former offensive coordin...