Report: Vikings Targeting Penn State Coach Bill O’Brien



Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Minnesota Vikings are among a handful of teams that are interested in current Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien.

Penn State’s Bill O’Brien, who came close to taking the Eagles job a year ago and was approached by several other teams, is ready to return to professional football, according to pro and college sources, and has already been approached by the Texans and Vikings.

O’Brien could end up a candidate for the Redskins job, with restoring the play of quarterback Robert Griffin III such a priority for that franchise, as well, while sources said Briles would have more interest in that job than has been reported. O’Brien boosted his coaching pedigree on Bill Belichick’s staff in New England, and, while it’s true that many Belichick’s products have failed when venturing out on their own as head coaches, O’Brien managed a very difficult situation at Penn State in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal there and pulled off some big wins and righted the program in the face of that adversity.

If O’Brien was going to leave a star quarterback at Penn State to return to the NFL, Washington and RG3 would be a better fit.

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