Alabama OC, Bill O’Brien, a top candidate for Nebraska HC

Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator, Bill O’Brien, has been listed as one of the top three candidates for the Nebraska head coaching job. O’Brien has previously served as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Houston Texans, with neither stint being overly successful. During his time at State College, he was 15-9, while going 54-52 in the NFL.

Coach Saban hired O’Brien after he was fired by the Texans in 2021 to be the Alabama quarterback coach and offensive coordinator. During Alabama’s 2021 campaign O’Brien lead an offense that competed for a national title, as well as a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback.

As for Nebraska, they have been in a constant search to find their guy since they fired Bo Pelini in 2014. The Cornhuskers fired former head coach Scott Frost after a 1-2 start that included a brutal home loss to Georgia Southern.

Alongside O’Brien, Iowa State HC Matt Campbell and Kansas HC Lance Leipold are also being strongly considered for the position. Expect a decision from the Cornhuskers in the near future.

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