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At this point, I appreciate him clarifying his intent. Renogiating in 3 years should have been expected anyway. The market and his track record will be totally different. I really appreciate the job that obrien has done, and the dedication to our program. He's a unique find.
If he leaves in 3-4 years, so be it. The most critical part of this is having him help Penn State ride out the sanctions. In 3-4 years, Penn State will be an easy sell for an elite coach.
My opinion exactly.
Does anyone think BO'B is driven to win a NC? Would that keep him around a little bit longer as the sanctions expire assuming his recruiting has been solid? I personally could see him here anywhere from 3 more years to 10 years and anywhere in between. So many things can happen to influence his thought process. This year certainly helps our chances of keeping him in Happy Valley.
Pay the man 100k for 6 wins and 20 for every win over that.
If he can keep things on track the next two years, we'll start to turn the corner and see some daylight. At that point, the program's momentum would be headed in a direction where we could quickly reassert ourselves as contenders once back to full strength. The problem is that full strength is another 5 yrs away...an eternity in the coaching world. I have an odd feeling that if BOB holds things up for the next 2-3 yrs, he's going to want to stay long term to reap the benefits himself. He would be rewarded financially in the same magnitude as what he would get in the NFL anyways. The program just needs to make it to that point above life support. It's doing well thus far.
Never had a doubt he was leaving this year.
'Respect All Fear None."
Can we just keep Joepa out of this? We can sit here and do comparisons all day and night and it won't be productive at all. We live in a completely different era now.
true, i think only one NFL team is his dream job and that is the Patriots....our big competition when that job ever comes open
Which is the same job for which Joe nearly left in '71. I'm not making comparisons, don't want to start that discussion, but I do think there are some eery parallels with O'Brien and Joe. If Obie left for the Pats it would be spooky.
BTW this Buckeye (who is the son of a PSU alum) believes BoB totally deserved to win Coach of the Year, congratulations!
This post was edited by CapitalBuck 17 months ago
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