Penn State: O’Brien ‘Flattered’ Name Being Mentioned for NFL Head Coaching Consideration
Bill O’Brien is flattered his name is being mentioned for possible NFL head coaching openings, but he isn’t even thinking about whether or not he would entertain any such offer.
“We’re 6-4,” O’Brien said Tuesday at his weekly press conference. “I’m flattered that you’d even ask me that question. I’m worried about Indiana and I’m worried about our Tuesday practice.”
O'Brien reportedly turned down an opportunity to interview for the Jacksonville Jaguars head coaching vacancy last offseason upon being hired by Penn State. The Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs are among those franchises that could see a coaching change this year.
O'Brien is under contract until 2020.
Other notes from O’Brien
Kyle Carter’s season is over. The redshirt freshman tight end, second on the team in receptions and receiving yards, will miss the remainder of the season with a right hand injury, coach Bill O’Brien said.
He did not elaborate on the extent of the injury.
O’Brien backed up his comments following a controversial fumble call in Saturday’s 32-23 loss at Nebraska by reiterating he does not believe the NCAA or anyone else has an agenda against Penn State.
Some fuss was made earlier Tuesday on social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook about Penn State merchandise not being available for purchase on the NCAA’s official website.
“No one is against Penn State,” O’Brien said.