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Lord, lets hope not
I think his buyout is to high for anyone to pay for at least a couple of years.
“Never trust a government that doesn't trust its own citizens with guns.”
Zero chance OB leaves.
Bill Obrien IS NOT LANE KIFFIN. Sources close to him say he wants to see this through, and I think as long as the fans show up to games, the school gives him the financial resources he needs, and the refs stop f'in s*^% up, he will stay a very long time. Besides, who in their right mind would want to coach the Chiefs right now?
He had a chance at an NFL job last year and took this one at possibly the worst time you could think of. He has grown fond of this team and knows there is alot of talent remaining for next two to three years. I don't think he goes anywhere, unless Bellichek retires and then that could be a possibility, but not a given.
We will see, but I'm not going to worry about things like this. I would be more worried if we had a coach that nobody wanted.
Just speculation that they will reach out, nothing on O'Brien's end that says he wants out. General speculation about formerly successful NFL assistant, now successful Head Coach. Of course, teams will call but I still think the buy out is too high. Also, O'B has a pretty good gig right now, no real expectations, fairly high salary in State College (low cost of living) and long-term contract. I would also guess that he may not want to uproot his family again so quickly...
"Penn State has taken a lot of punches in the last six months and it's time to punch back" - BOB
Agreed, this is a good problem to have.
I'm not worried, but two notes of caution: (1) NFL insiders are usually pretty accurate. The NFL insiders nailed BOB to PSU at least a week before anyone else in the college football world. We need to listen to credible NFL rumors. (2) I'm pretty sure BOB's buyout after this year is $4 million. An NFL head coach makes about $1.5-2.0 million/p.a. I think a $4 mil buyout could be creatively covered by an NFL team. Also while I genuinely believe BOB is loyal to PSU, he's also shown a willingness to take chances and make moves througout his coaching career.
Good points but I think BOB will not only be loyal to the school and the kids on the team but also the kids that believed in him and have committed for 2013-i.e. Hack, Breneman, Sickels, Mahon, et al. I just don't see him bailing on those kids.
“We need to keep this (expletive) together,” Mauti and Zordich to Hill
First of all, that writer doesn't even have the sanctions right. Secondly, there is nothing in there we already don't know. We know as long as BOB wins hell be pusued by NFL teams. Nothing about that article alarms me.
This guy has zero clue what he's talking about. Just another lazy opinion piece passed off as journalism.
O'Brien's contract has a protection clause for Penn State. If he resigns before the contract is up, he owes the school an amount equal to his salary x the number of years remaining on his deal, which is currently 8. You think Jacksonville wants him at $8m plus whatever his salary would be? This is simply ridiculous talk.
I've read that BOB's buyout is only for the original 5 years of his contract which would make it much less than what many people think. Also, if it's true that he was told there would be no sanctions he may feel betrayed by the administration much like Al Golden does at Miami. NFL teams have more $ then they know what to do with and if a team wants BOB bad enough and he wants to go I don't see his contract being as big of an obstacle as people say it will be. IMO in the offseason PSU should give BOB and all his assistants raises and long term commitments to try and keep them at PSU for as long as possible.
Dominate The State
It is WAY more than $4 million! O'Brien signed a five-year contract, which was extended to 9 years with a base pay of $950,000 per year, plus additional compensation of $1 million per year for radio/TV and $350,000 per year from Nike. That totals $2.3 million (plus annual raises) per year. That's over $20 million, correct?
From what I've read BOB's buyout is for the original 5 years of his contract.
Does anyone here have a wife and kids? Has anyone had to move them before? Yeah, that's shit you're not doing twice in one year especially with the added bonus of being booed out of town.
If you double my salary from $2.5 million to $5 million I'll move as many times as you want.
Has O'Brien really been THAT great? We are 6-4, lost to a MAC team and a bad UVA team. Other than NW, our wins are over really bad football teams. He's also made some questionable decisions during games and our second half adjustments have been questionable.
I love BOB and am happy to have him here, but let's be honest about how 'great' he's been.
“We’re doing things we couldn’t imagine,” says safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong. “But we’re doing them together.”
If you believe wins and loses are the best way to judge a coach, then, no, he's not that great. If you believe a coach's job is to maximize the potential of his team's talent, then, you might believe he's pretty damn good.
I actually don't disagree with you but I think there is legitimate NFL interest which means people think he's good enough to coach in the NFL. That has to say something. Also, he took over a team that had serious depth issues at certain positions that only got worse after the sanctions and also took a QB that most people thought was below average and turned him into statistically one of the best in the conference. I think he's hired a great coaching staff and is a young hard working recruiter. Is he Vince Lombardi? No, but right now who is PSU gonna get that's better? Don't forget we're also a few blown calls/plays and missed field goals away from being 8-2.
This post was edited by PSUJT0409 17 months ago
It is...but that's still about $9 million.
Vince Lombardi with Bill Walsh and Buddy Ryan as his coordinators would be hard pressed to do much better with this roster and the challenges BOB has faced.
I will try to verify this. I thought for sure I heard it included the full 9 years of his contract.
He wasn't maximizing our talent when we lost to Ohio and UVA. I understand that we improved as the season went on, but this team could have been better this year.
I'm hopeful that once we have someone at QB who isn't extremely limited mentally and physically (Matt is being maximized right now, which is great, but he's still not good, and he's downright bad against a decent defense) that this team takes off. But we will see.
That said, I'd throw an extra 2 million at him per year for the next nine years. If he left, we would spiral into the abyss and never come out.
No, it's only the first 5 years. BUT...it includes radio money, among other things. It's still a large chunk of change and ends up around $9 million.
IMO, if BOB leaves, it will be at least 2-3 years from now. Which is ideal, because that's toward the end of the sanctions when our job will be relatively attractive. Leaving this year would be devastating. Absolutely devastating.
Simply for stability reasons we need BOB for the next couple of years. He leaves and we lose a decent recruiting class and probably half the team bolts. Hopefully BOB and the people in the administration understand this and are willing to pay BOB WHATEVER it takes to keep him in Happy Valley the next couple of years.
You are waaaay wrong on this. Being a great coach is taking horrendous situation that was given to you and turning it into some positives and even things to feel good about this year. He has turned a stale program into something exciting and fun to watch and has done so with class. Sure he has made some mistakes, but in light of all that has happened, he deserves some slack. This team is special.
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