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  1. PSU's Joyner talks O'Brien, coach search

    Adam Rittenberg

    Penn State made it official Thursday, announcing Bill O'Brien's resignation as head coach to take the same post with the NFL's Houston Texans. The school also confirmed that longtime assistant Larry Johnson will serve as interim head coach. Athlet...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  2. Iowa Hawkeyes respond to ex-WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos alleging...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Iowa responded Friday to a series of social media comments from former wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, who alleges he was defamed by head coach Kirk Ferentz and plans to write a book about his experience at the school.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  3. O'Brien's agent: Coach committed to PSU

    Adam Rittenberg

    It's a good night for Bill O'Brien and Penn State fans. O'Brien swept both Big Ten Coach of the Year awards after guiding the Lions to an 8-4 record in his first season as a head coach. And O'Brien's agent tells colleague Darren Rovell that O'Brie...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  4. Q&A: Penn State QBs coach Charlie Fisher

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bill O'Brien might not have had direct ties to Penn State before becoming the team's head coach Jan. 6, but he wanted some assistants with connections to the school and to the state. He found one in quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher, a native of Alle...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  5. Bielema: 'I want guys who want to advance'

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bret Bielema made a rapid rise up the college coaching ladder. Big Ten position coach at 26 ... Big 12 co-defensive coordinator at 32 ... Big Ten defensive coordinator at 34 ... Big Ten head coach at 36. Bielema's ambition helped put him on the...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  6. Big Ten lunch links

    Adam Rittenberg

    Can I take a snow day? Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley is the Big Ten's recruiter of the year, according to Rivals.com. Count Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez among those who favor an early signing period, annarbor.com's Dave Bir...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  7. Minnesota gets its man in Horton

    Adam Rittenberg

    I just got a chance to catch up with Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster, who on Friday tabbed Detroit Lions quarterbacks coach Jeff Horton as his new offensive coordinator. Horton is the team's fourth offensive coordinator in five years and the sec...

    Blog | January 24, 2010
  8. Ferentz squashes NFL rumors, Iowa inks class

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg The Kansas City Chiefs are intensifying their search for a new head coach, and Kirk Ferentz's name has come up in NFL circles as a candidate to talk with the team. But Ferentz told ESPN.com senior writer I...

    Blog | February 04, 2009
  9. Minnesota lands Fisch as offensive coordinator

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Minnesota's extensive search for an offensive coordinator ended today as head coach Tim Brewster hired Jedd Fisch. Fisch spent the last eight seasons in the NFL, most recently as wide receivers coach with ...

    Blog | January 21, 2009
  10. Robinson an excellent choice for Wolverines

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Here's something for Michigan fans to remember as they welcome defensive coordinator Greg Robinson to their program. Just because someone didn't succeed as a head coach doesn't mean they can&...

    Blog | January 20, 2009
  11. Pioli's hiring revives Ferentz-to-NFL rumors

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg When the Cleveland Browns hired Eric Mangini as their head coach, it seemed like Iowa fans could exhale, knowing Kirk Ferentz wasn't going anywhere. Scott Boehm/Getty Image...

    Blog | January 14, 2009
  12. Big Ten lunch links: Zook courts FSU's Trickett

    Adam Rittenberg

    Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg Expect the links to have more of a recruiting flavor as we inch closer to National Signing Day. In addition to courting Penn State D-line coach Larry Johnson, Illinois head coach Ron Zook also hopes to...

    Blog | January 13, 2009
  13. Big Ten coaching carousel quiet for now

    Adam Rittenberg

    Two winters ago, the Big Ten had an unprecedented 40 coaching changes. Three teams replaced their head coaches, and three others replaced three or more assistants. Last year's coaching carousel wasn't quite as packed, although eight of the 12 team...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  14. PSU's O'Brien gets big raise, revised deal

    Adam Rittenberg

    Bill O'Brien arrived at Penn State as a somewhat anonymous NFL assistant with no previous head-coaching experience. His initial contract at Penn State reflected these credentials. Seventeen months later, O'Brien is the reigning Big Ten Coach of th...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  15. B1G head coaches rarely make NFL jump

    Adam Rittenberg

    Jim Harbaugh's success with the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' flirtation with Chip Kelly and hiring of Greg Schiano make one thing clear: College football head coaches are in high demand to fill vacancies at the NFL level. Harb...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  16. Another NFL assistant in Penn State mix

    Adam Rittenberg

    There's another candidate being mentioned for Penn State's head-coaching vacancy and, surprise, surprise, he's an NFL assistant coach. So who is Penn State's NFL flavor of the day? San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Roman's a...

    Blog | January 02, 2012