Patriots coach Bill Belichick issued a statement Saturday in the wake of the news that offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has been named the new head coach at Penn State:
“Over the course of his long coaching career, Bill O’Brien has met every personal and professional challenge head on with great passion and competitiveness. I expect Bill to draw on his deep background in college football and the NFL to continue attracting and developing top players. For five years, Bill’s outstanding work with our quarterbacks and entire offense has led to record-setting performances. His presence and command before our team has grown into that of a inspirational leader. This is a great match between a storied program and a old-school football coach. Bill will be up to the task and I couldn’t be happier for him, Colleen and the O’Brien family.”
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The Patriots are expected to hire Josh McDaniels as an offensive assistant who will join the team as a coach for the upcoming playoffs and then become offensive coordinator in 2012, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. McDaniels, who was New England's offensive coordinator from 2006 through 2008 before departing for a head coaching job with the Broncos, was offensive coordinator for the Rams last season. McDaniels will replace outgoing offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien, who will become head coach at Penn State at the end of New England's postseason run.
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Penn State made it official on Friday night, announcing that Bill O’Brien had become the 15th coach in the history of the program. O’Brien, who was the Patriots offensive coordinator and has been a part of New England’s coaching staff since the 2007 season, will be formally announced at a news conference late Saturday morning.
“I am thrilled to be the head coach of the Penn State football program,” O’Brien said in a statement. “As head coach of this special football program, it is my responsibility to ensure that this program represents the highest level of character, respect and integrity in everything we do.”
He said that encompassed coaches, players and anyone else involved in the 125-year-old football program.
“There is tremendous pride in Penn State football and [we] will never, ever take that for granted,” O’Brien added.
Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno issued...
George Hill and Tyler Hansbrough combined for 25 points off the Indiana bench while the Celtics could not overcome a brutal 25-point first half as Indiana handed Boston its first home loss of the season, 87-74, Friday night at TD Garden. The loss also snapped the Celtics four-game winning streak and brought them back to .500 at 4-4 on the season.
Ray Allen, after missing Wednesday with the flu, went 4-of-5 from 3-point range, and led Boston with 23. He finished 7-of-11 but the rest of the team shot just 19-for-55, including Paul Pierce, who suffered through a 3-for-17 night. As a team, the Celtics shot just 39.4 percent from the floor.
After scoring just 14 points in the first quarter but managing a 14-14 tie, the Celtics made just 3-of-18 shots in the second quarter, scoring 11 points and matching a franchise-worst 25 points in the first half. On the previous two occasions, including the last on Feb. 8, 1995 against Cleveland, the...
Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has landed in Pennsylvania, according to multiple reports, and everything seems to indicate he will be named the new head coach at Penn State sooner rather than later. According to StateCollege.com, around 4 p.m. on Friday, an airplane departed for Laurence G. Hanscom Field Airport in Bedford and returned to University Park Airport in Pennsylvania around 6:45 p.m. with O'Brien and his family.
While there still remains some question as to when O'Brien will officially be named the new head coach, Penn State's former coach Joe Paterno issued a statement regarding O'Brien around 9 p.m. on Friday to the Associated Press welcoming O'Brien: “I understand Bill O’Brien has been named head coach and I want to congratulate him on his...
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