Houston (CBS Houston) – The Houston Texans have announced they will hold a press conference at 11:00 am on Friday where they are expected to introduce Penn State’s Bill O’Brien as their next head coach.
The press conference will be carried live on Sports Radio 610.
The 44-year old went 15-9 in two seasons at Penn State. Before that he served as offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots. In O’Brien’s first year at Penn State, former walk-on Matt McGloin flourished. He threw for 3,271 yards and 24 touchdowns his senior year, more than the rest of his career combined.
This year true freshman Christian Hackenberg won Big Ten freshman of the year honors. With O’Brien handling the play calling duties in New England, Tom Brady threw for a career high in yards in 2009 and had his second and third highest QB ratings in 2010 & 2011.
O’Brien is a graduate of Brown University where he began his coaching career.
In a joint statement Penn State president Rodney Erickson and athletic director Dave Joiner thanked O’Brien for the time he spent in State College Pennsylvania.
“Penn State would like to extend its best wishes to Bill O’Brien.” The statement reads. “Coach O’Brien was a tremendous leader during a challenging time at our university guiding our student athletes to success both on and off the field and in the classroom.”