Bill O’Brien

(Credit, Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Josh McDaniels Is In The Mix For A Head Coaching Position

New England’s offensive coordinator says he’s happy where he is, but at least one NFL team is seriously interested in interviewing him.


Ohio State and coach Urban Meyer, center. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Searching For A Silver Lining

The Big Ten is down — and perhaps out of the College Football Playoff already.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2014

Jadeveon Clowney. (Getty Images)

Jadeveon Clowney Believes He Should Be No. 1 Pick

Owners of the top pick, the Texans watched Clowney’s pro day on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2014

Michigan coach John Beilein. (Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Tournament Primer: Best And Worst Case Scenarios

There’s no salvation waiting for Purdue, but hope resides for Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2014

Jimmy Garoppolo. (Getty Images)

Hoge: Garoppolo Gets Private Workout With Harbaugh, O’Brien

Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo believes he’s improved “tremendously” since season’s end.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2014

Bill O'Brien. (Credit: Scott Halleran, Getty images)

Bernstein: Escape From Crazytown

He got out safely, and he’s not looking back. As if anyone would want to.

670 The Score–01/04/2014

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: Head Coaches Are Hugely Overrated In The NFL

Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.


Joe Paterno. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: New Evidence Should End Paterno Crusade

The name of Joe Paterno is beyond redemption.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2013

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Penn Staters Keeping Scandal Fresh

After more than a year and a half, the only person not still actively involved in the Jerry Sandusky scandal is Jerry Sandusky.

670 The Score–06/08/2013

Bill O'Brien. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Hoge: Five Names To Watch Early In The Bears’ Coaching Search

We’re just minutes into the post-Lovie Smith era, but as we await official word from general manager Phil Emery, I thought I’d take a quick glance at a few names to watch for the Bears’ new head coaching vacancy.

CBS Chicago–12/31/2012

The site in which the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stood sits empty after it was removed by workers outside Beaver Stadium. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Penn State Must Stop Enabling Insanity

At this rate, they might as well just drag the statue out of storage and re-install it.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2012

Bill O'Brien. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Hoge On College Football: Penn State In Good Hands With Bill O’Brien

Penn State needed someone crazy enough to take this job — someone convinced they could save Penn State football when all logic said they couldn’t.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2012

A general view of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions tall flag squad. (Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport)

Another QB Leaves Penn St

Penn State is down another quarterback after coach Bill O’Brien said Wednesday that backup Paul Jones had left the team for personal reasons.

670 The Score–09/27/2012

Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Big Ten Preview: Penn State Nittany Lions

No team in the history of college football has ever entered a season the way Penn State is in 2012.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Bill O'Brien. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bill O’Brien: Time For Penn State To Move Forward

While some in State College refuse to accept the sanctions levied by the NCAA against the football program, head coach Bill O’Brien is ready to move on.

670 The Score–08/09/2012

Michael Mauti. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Penn State LB Mauti Has ‘A Serious Problem’ With Beckman’s Tactics

Plenty of critics surfaced in the wake of Illinois head coach Tim Beckman admitting he is openly recruiting Penn State players. But no one has been as critical as PSU senior linebacker Michael Mauti.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2012

New Illinois head coach Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Hoge: Beckman’s Recruiting Tactics At Odds With Delany’s Desires

Beckman confirmed Thursday that he had eight coaches camped out at a State College restaurant outside the Penn State campus Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

New Illinois head coach Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Illinois Coaches Head To Penn State Campus To Recruit Players

It appears Tim Beckman and the University of Illinois are prepared to pounce on those possible-transfer students.

670 The Score–07/25/2012

Silas Redd. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Hoge: Clarifying The Penn State Transfer Rules

Contrary to what the NCAA originally insinuated, Penn State players cannot transfer at any point in their career without penalty.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Silas Redd (No. 25) celebrates a touchdown against Illinois in 2011. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hoge: Who Might Transfer? A Look At Penn State’s Most Coveted Players

Admittedly, it seems uncomfortable to talk about which Penn State players will transfer where in light of everything that has led to this unprecedented situation in State College.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012