Texans, Vikings contact Bill O'Brien

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.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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