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Texans, Vikings contact Bill O'Brien

Penn State coach getting NFL interest. Aaron Wilson

Print This December 15, 2013, 11:37 AM EST

The Minnesota Vikings and the Houston Texans have contacted Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien, according to a report from CBSSports.com.

O'Brien has enjoyed a lot of success during his first two years at Penn State, despite postseason and scholarship punishments from the NCAA stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal. O'Brien is 15-9 in two seasons at the helm.

O'Brien does have NFL coaching experience as he was previously the offensive coorinator with the New England Patriots in 2011. Prior to holding that title, O'Brien was on the Patriots payroll as an assistant from 2007-2010.

For the Texans, this report surfacing makes sense considering they have a coaching vacancy. For the Vikings, Leslie Frazier is still the team's head coach. Frazier is definitely on the hot seat due to the poor season, with this report indicating he'll be looking for a new employer after this season.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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