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  1. O'Brien a Coach of the Year finalist

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien and Penn State finished the 2013 season at 7-5, with one more loss compared to an 8-4 campaign in his first season. But his coaching performance was still enough to qualify him as a finalist for the Liberty Mutual C...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  2. O'Brien earns 3rd national coaching honor

    Josh Moyer

    Bill O'Brien added yet another national coaching honor to his resume Thursday night, becoming the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year. Joe Paterno won the first-ever Bear Bryant Award after leading the Nittany Lions to the 1986 national championship. Pe...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  3. O'Brien named Maxwell Club's COY

    Josh Moyer

    Bill O'Brien reeled in another coaching honor on Wednesday by becoming the Maxwell Football Club's Coach of the Year, according to a Penn State spokesman. O'Brien's name has been a fixture on award lists since he helped Penn State overcome the sa...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  4. O'Brien, Mauti earn honors

    Josh Moyer

    Bill O'Brien was named's Coach of the Year, and Michael Mauti earned a spot on the accompanying All-America team. O'Brien's award comes on the heels of an improbable 8-4 season in which he helped pull together a university reeling from un...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  5. Big day for PSU on the awards circuit

    Josh Moyer

    Two of Penn State's offensive seniors and head coach Bill O'Brien received national honors Monday. O'Brien became one of nine finalists for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, and center Matt Stankiewitch was named one of six finalists for...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  6. O'Brien sweeps B1G COY awards

    Josh Moyer

    Bill O'Brien was the unaninmous pick for Big Ten Coach of the Year, winning honors Tuesday night from both the coaches and the media. "This is a fantastic honor," O'Brien said. "It's very humbling." He became the seventh first-year coach since ...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  7. O'Brien named semifinalist for COY award

    Josh Moyer

    Bill O'Brien is a semifinalist for the Maxwell Football Club's Coach of the Year award. Sixteen semifinalists were announced Monday, and O'Brien was just one of two Big Ten coaches to earn a spot on the list. Ohio State's Urban Meyer was the other...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  8. O'Brien deflects Coach of the Year talk

    Josh Moyer

    Buzz may be building around Bill O'Brien and his chance to become national coach of the year, but he tried his best Tuesday to deflect that talk. "That's, um -- you know, we're 4-2, and we have murderer's row coming up here," he said during the we...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  9. Five Penn State backups to keep an eye on

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The first week of Penn State's spring practice is underway so a lot of eyes will be on different position battles and rising starters. But what about those under-the-radar players? Every year, coach James Franklin said there ...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  10. O'Brien, Della Valle defend coordinator

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien remained calm and poised for much of Tuesday afternoon, but Penn State's head coach showed some fire when asked about the recent criticism of defensive coordinator John Butler. The first-year coordinator took som...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  11. Radio: Bill O'Brien on "SVP and Russillo"

    NittanyNation staff

    Penn State coach Bill O'Brien discusses the incredible achievements of this year's team, the admiration he has for the squad's senior class, the rumors surrounding his future as the coach of Penn State and more. Listen to the podcast here....

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  12. DT Hill, TE Carter listed as 'day-to-day'

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien again remained mum on the status of his injured starters, but his track record doesn't bode well for defensive tackle Jordan Hill. The first-year coach -- who's remained vague every week on injuries -- listed Hil...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  13. Penn State eyeing 2013 LB Chris Britton

    Josh Moyer

    Calvin Everett's shirt stuck to his skin on a humid summer night as he listened to the echo of basketballs inside the Harrisburg (Pa.) High School gym. The first-year football coach stood beneath the exit signs last season and hoped to find someon...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  14. PSU successful on fourth-down tries

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill O'Brien has become so accustomed to going for it on fourth down that even he appeared to lose count of his Saturday conversions. The first-year coach pulled a ballcap down close to his eyes, but he stole a noticeable gla...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  15. Tuesday's with O'Brien: Recruiting

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Between sanctions and controversy, some people might be concerned with the state of PSU recruiting. Bill O'Brien is not one of those people. The first-year head coach passionately ranted for more than two minutes Tuesday a...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  16. All-Access: Day-by-day look at PSU

    Josh Moyer

    For the first time since 1965, a coach other than Joe Paterno took the reins in preparing for a season-opener. ESPN's Ivan Maisel was granted unprecedented access last week to follow the beginning of the historic season with first-year head coach ...

    Blog | September 04, 2012